Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gratitude

The quality of being thankful.

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I am grateful for:
  •        a friend who shares a bottle of wine on a September afternoon
  •        the aroma of fresh brewed coffee
  •       geese in the cove
  •       the brother who places his life on hold in order to care for his dying sister
  •       a neighbor who cares enough to clean my freezer after a week without power
  •       the unconditional love of a dog
  •       my sister who willingly shares her home with our Mother
  •       the walkers who hold my feet to the fire at 7 a.m. every morning
  •       a cold drink on a hot day
  •      the return to health of someone I cherish.  I'm glad you're back.  I missed you.
  •      rocks found hidden in corners and cushions, remnants of a visit from a special little boy
  •      his sister whose smile lights up a room, and my heart
  •      sons who call home just to say hello
  •      a daughter (in-law) who always makes me feel welcome
  •      Mimosas on Christmas morning
  •      the golden light of sunset
  •      the quiet of the pre-dawn hour
  •      palm trees swaying in the breeze
  •      twin fawns frolicking in the lane
  •      family who cheats at Uno (you know who you are)
  •      neighbors who welcome strangers and then call them friend
  •      roast turkey
  •      stuffing, the old fashioned way
  •      and mashed potatoes whipped to perfection
  •      The Kid, who is always there for me
For all of this and more,

I am grateful.

4 comments:

threedogstudio said...

I love your list of things to be grateful for. It makes me feel grateful for my photo friends!

Audrey said...

Thank you for this list today. It reminds me to focus on what is good in my life - and there is alot - and take everything else a day at a time. Thank you!

Judy H. said...

Well said.

Marla Logan said...

I THANKFUL for you and this wonderful blog where you share yourself and your musings! Your long lost friend is still out here! Thanks for your gratitude list. Loved it and love you! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
lOVE yA,
Marla