Monday, October 31, 2011

Gratitude Gifts Today

October is drawing to a close and the forecast is for snow later this week.  It's the end of the growing season and my thoughts are turning inward too.  It's time to reflect and plan and get excited for Advent is coming - and the celebration of Jesus' birth is getting closer!

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- a plain, ordinary day at home
- the most amazing news :)
- planning projects
- warm temperatures outside
- more bowls of ripe tomatoes

- spinach + goat cheese + mushrooms + candied pecans = yummy salad
- bowl full of candy treats
- music, glorious music with a message for me
- leftovers from hosting coffee at church
- beauty in tree branches and candles' glow

- safe trip home for Mel and Samuel
- memories strewn along with the toys scattered
- fabric sales
- online inspiration for shoebox gifts
- jars of sauerkraut

- little visitors in costume
- candy :)
- pear-walnut coffee cake
- sunshine on a windy autumn day
- leaves covering the lawn

- sadness that makes the remembering poignant
- memories of teaching together in Belize
- scenic way home
- Bible study group gathering 
- garden laid to rest

- leaves twirling in the wind
- blog post about grandchildren and how God loves us as we love them
- camera lens fixed and computer working again
- lesson and sermon on being humble
- God's all-knowing, all-loving grace to me


  1. Thanks so much for your comment! :) I enjoyed reading your list--seeing the things that others are thankful for always encourages me somehow. The little things are the best!

  2. great list again, Crystal, but CALL ME NOSY - what is the amazing news??? I spent the rest of the time speculating as I read the list!
    I can't believe it is nearly the end of the year - but I just have to look out of the window and I get confirmation. The trees are losing their leaves. Time to turn our attention forward, then!

  3. Your lists are inspiring and your photos are always so good. I adore the leaf photo and how you were able to capture just the bit of green still there!

  4. I can't believe you have so many tomatoes still! Love your list, as always.