Friday, November 23, 2007

New Discoveries

(A friend told me about a park near here, with a lake. I've lived here 25 years and never heard of it! Monday, we took a ride and enjoyed a warm, sunny day walking along the lake, taking pictures, feeling the kind of peace these special times bring. Pix below!)

It's the day after T-day. Time for a list - something traditional! Let's do the question discussed by thousands of families yesterday.....What are you thankful for?

My little family. We're all here in town now. Everyone is healthy, working, full of vision for the future and a sense of excitement for the days ahead.

My family out of state. Even though they're 900 miles east of here and 1200 miles northwest, I hold them all close in my heart. I have wonderful parents, and the best brothers & sister anyone could ask for. Their spouses and children are a blessed addition to the fam.

My church family. We've been together for over 20 years. Even when they move away or change churches they always have a place in our hearts, a portrait in our memory gallery. New ones are added to the family all the time, weaving their own unique thread in the tapestry.

Beauty in creation and the opportunity to be creative with it.

The simple things in life... serendipitous moments, surprising discoveries.

Our Lord Jesus...who directs our steps and lights our path.

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

1 comment:

Arasmus52 said...

I like your pic of the steps. It reminded me of what Martin Luther said about faith, "You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step."