Monday, June 06, 2011

Gratitude Gifts Today

A quiet day at home - transplanting squash and zucchini,  putting some asters in a pot, watching plants emerge from seeds, sewing something special, reading blogs and books - resting in His love and grace.  As the season moves through the last days of spring complete with frost and one last (I hope!) round of snow, my heart is full of thanks and joy at all that I've been given.  God's love is endless and that is reason to celebrate!

#2564 - #2593

- blooming lilacs
- the smell of lilacs as I go by on the path
- a day at home
- computer and printer

- friendships
- open window + birds singing + wind rustling leaves
- birthday gifts
- hearing Bob practise his German conversation

- sunset stroll in gardens
- zucchini roots poking through holes in the pots
- fruit forming on the tomatoes
- washing machine working away

- a new box for plants
- juicy green grapes
- hockey games
- pictures of our children and grandchildren

May, 2010

- inspiration online
- packages ready to mail
- delicious oranges, crisp from the fridge
- pots of flowers outside on the grass

- meals shared
- last apple pie from the deep freeze
- smiles from Maëlle
- sewing and new fabric

- finishing a neglected project
- vacuumed floors
- homemade sweet potato fries and salmon burgers
- evening walks
- His love for me!


  1. The homemade sweet potato fried and salmon burgers sound really good! That's one of my favorite meals. You have some truly great things for which to be thankful.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.

  2. i wish i was there smelling those gorgeous lilacs. they look so beautiful. and sweet potato fries and salmon burgers sound delicious! miss you!

  3. One last round of snow? I live in Georgia and it is 98 here today. I came over from Ann's today. Blessings to you. You have much to be thankful for.

  4. Such a wonderful list and there truly are so many things to be thankful for. Love your pictures and those salmon burgers sound delicious!

  5. I agree with Heather. I'd love to be smelling those lilacs, too. One day I hope I'm planting one of those bushes in my yard. It's such a reminder of home for me.
    Thanks for sharing all the good gifts God's gracing you with. It's so good to see and change our perspectives when we notice the grace and good and blessings. I love these verses in Song of Songs chapter two:
    10 My beloved spoke and said to me,
    “Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.
    11 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
    12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
    the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.

    Spring and summer remind me that God is calling us to see, to rejoice, to enjoy Him in what is all around us.