I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Every day is a day to give thanks
and I do
Monday is for writing it down – and I haven’t been doing so well on that.
One of these Mondays, the practice will become habit,
and I will be a better giver of thanks for it.
has inspired a whole community to join in.
Today I’m giving thanks for:
51. friends who pray with you and for you.
52. these powerful words:
I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference
even the tiniest of our prayers to God make,
and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect,
and all the consequences of those effects down through the centuries,
we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer
that we would be unable to get up off our knees
for the rest of our lives.
53. a kiss at the bird feeder
54. Chatting books on Skype with oldest boy in London.
55. Having raised 5 readers.
56. Books – happiness doubled by wonder – don’t get me started.
57. Libraries – books for free – who could believe it?
58. Wonder-filled words – I’ve been meditating on them for a month and a half – and I’m not ready to move on yet.
59. Learning Mother Gartan’s Lullaby on the harp. Here’s a version with piano and flute. Hauntingly beautiful. (Pause music in the sidebar for a listen)
60. Our Sunday School children leading in worship in yesterday’s service. Such sweet faces.
61. Dedicated teachers and helpers who share the love of God with them every week.
62. Heart-shaped cap on downy woodpecker
63. Sunday brunch with family and friends
64. Deep heat for a sore hip
65. Creamy rice pudding – childhood comfort. I’d share some with you but I think I ate the whole pot.
66. Shaggy winter horses
67. a daughter who loves the Lord
68. and babies
69. and reading
70. and music
71. and baking
72. bread dough beneath my hands
73. cold spring rain washing away dirty winter snow
74. a whistling husband
75. cheery chickadee dee dee songs.
Note to self – keep counting!