Monday, September 20, 2010

Gratitude Gifts Today

It's a cold and wet day, not at all good for harvesting but still a good day to reflect on all that He has given me.  And to remember that "our vocation in the world is to give thanks,"  in Ann's words.

- tiny droplets hanging on leaves

- empty boxes, full jars
- using up every apple
- the last taste of fresh peaches and pears from our trip
- good news phone calls!
- anticipation of making sauerkraut and learning traditions
- phone calls with our children

- a tiny remnant of a German book with my grandmother’s writing in the margins

- new sewing projects
- colored leaves
- emptying the garden
- looking forward to Ann's new book
- floors freshly vacuumed
- peach cobbler in a favourite Nova Scotia bowl

- our furnace
- flowers that survived the frost

- tiny snippets of a life well lived, saved from boxes
- jars of homemade salsa, a first time venture
 - sound of rain dripping off leaves as I putter in my studio

- quiet afternoon spent in the kitchen

- a fall supper with fresh corn, cabbage and buns

- my camera

- time to read in between loads

- reading sermon words and hearing wisdom

- meals cooked in the crockpot

- a gift shared from the neighbors

- studying His word

- memorizing verses

- giving it all to Him every single day

holy experience


  1. That was such an inspiring list. You always seem so gentle in what you write.

  2. Counting along with you ... As always a joy to splash in thankfulness all around.


  3. Great list Crystal! Your lists always make me think of the many things I too have to be grateful for, even the simple, little things! Hope you have a great week!

  4. Crystal, you're always so inspiring... and your food photos always look delicious! Thanks for sharing the moments on your blog!