Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gratitude Gifts Today

Today I am grateful for:

- snow crystals sparkling like diamonds on the snowbanks

- mornings at home

- leftovers with which to build a new supper

- signs of Christmas slowly filling our home

the creche on our fireplace mantle

- God's protection as I avoided a collision today - it was so, so close and I know He put out His hand and directed my driving!

- the excitement of children as I read "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" to them

- the reminder that Christmas is not found in a store or a fridge or a tree

- finished projects - ready to be wrapped

- Shepherd's Pie for supper

- visits with old acquaintances

- the sticky, nutty taste of poppycock

- smooth lengths of new fabric to preshrink

- potatoes to peel, reminders of last summer's growing

- a fat little stocking stuffed for Samuel (I wish I could see him opening it)

- the furnace humming and pushing warm air into the cold corners of the house

- fresh white mini-carnations on the Christmas tablecloth

- reminders of people and gifts given as the china cabinet gets cleaned out

- ordering pictures online

- finding small gifts that will bring smiles to the recipients

- clean dishes ready to go back in their places

- my sewing machine

- Christmas letters and pictures in the mailbox

- holly garland wrapping the banister

- knowing that His arms are wrapped around me every single day


  1. Beautiful, Crystal. There is so much warmth and glow coming from you--I can just feel what it is like to be in your home. ((HUGS))

  2. so glad you were safe from the collison! God's hands were directly upon you I am sure!

    wonderful lists of gratitude and blessings


  3. You always make the best lists! Beautiful!
    PS: Glad you were safe.

  4. I can't wait to have some of that poppycock! YUM!

    We have so much to be grateful for, even in the hardest times, hey?