Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gratitude Gifts Today


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The Fish Principle at A Holy Experience is an absolute must-read - and with that, my perspective is changed and  I continue adding to my list of goodness for this week.


- celebrating the start of new chapters in a life journey after the university diploma is earned, the engineer's ring is on his finger and the first two pay cheques have already been deposited!


- listening to them discuss plans for summer fun


- a patch of sunlight warming the exact spot where my feet fit onto our bed


- wild Alberta roses blooming at the end of the driveway






- dappled cranberry bush leaves outside of the studio window


- the start of 23 more lovely buds on the rosebush


- Beef Stroganoff in the crockpot


- a new tool






- on hands and knees, picking the chickweed from spinach and lettuce


- a reminder of being close to my Creator while on hands and knees


- another batch of homemade yogurt set


- tasks completed






- time to put together thoughts and pictures


- "The Living Prayer" sung by Allison Krauss


- droning of bees as they happily drink nectar 


- pollinated tomatoes


- friends






- frosty cold iced tea by the glassful


- smell of barbecuing chicken


- frozen saskatoons from the freezer


- wild chokecherry blossoms






- whole wheat bread baking - and filling the house with its aroma


- a very special day spent with just two little ones, as Mommy and Daddy were both at work


- the boundless imagination of an almost 4 year old


- sharing giggles - all 3 of us


- growing rows






- the world coming together to celebrate and play soccer


- pinwheels blowing in the wind


- daylight until after 10:30 p.m.


- sunset






- being reminded that this life is oh, so fleeting


- knowing deep within my soul that Heaven awaits


- being loved by a God who cares so much for me



3 comments:

  1. Crystal, thanks for your visit to my blog.
    I really like your list. Heaven awaits..."A Living Prayer" by Alison Krauss...hearing the drone of bees.
    You've reminded me of much!
    Blessings!
    Kit

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  2. Beautiful Crystal! Lovely list and so much to be thankful for isn't there? I recognize a few faces in the group photo
    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Wow, your plants are HUGE! They are so much bigger than ours!

    I was feeling like I didn't want to do a list this week but then I read Ann's post and had to do one. So powerful!

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