One of my favorite cities of the world.
And one who is suffering under such a heavy burden.
Of loss, and heartache and cold and devastation.
I love you New Yorkers. You are in my prayers and I hope that
what I can do to help in a practical way really does make a difference.
This is a BIG one to me.
My life is so full of people who mean the world to me.
Women, and a few men, whom the Lord has brought into my life
to bless me and love me, and let me love on them.
People to make my days brighter and my life better.
Laughter and tears and helping hands and chili cook-offs and sewing days...
they all add up to a lifetime of memories and joy.
You know who you are, and I LOVE all of you!
It is like the outpouring of the soul. A little glimpse of what God himself has written upon the heart.
And it comes in endless form: the baking of bread, the tending of soil, the colorful stroke of a pencil or brush, the styling of hair, the hammering of metal, the feathering of your nest, the work of needle and thread, and the list goes on and on....and it is all beautiful.
All different manner of song, from the thrill to
the caw. Each sound unique and sweet.
All manner of size and color. Blues and yellows and blacks.
Top knots and feathered legs. Grand wingspans and
keen senses. Each is as beautiful as the next.
The way they fling the water and fluff their
feathers as they light in and out of a birdbath.
The way a dozen finches crawl all over a thistle sock.
The peep and chirp of a nest of newly hatched babies.
The variety of nests filled with natures bounty.
Tightly woven and strategically located.
The migratory season that brings new
visitors and ushers out the everyday.
The joy of watching it all unfold right
outside my kitchen window.
As we enter this season of thankfulness and giving I wanted to share with you some of the things I am thankful for. Blessings small and large that weave their way in and out of my life on a daily, weekly or even seasonal basis. Things that make my life....well, my life!
I have chosen the old ABC book format as my way to present them, because it is a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy it and maybe even find a few more things to add to your list of beloved blessings.