Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for May 2009

May 25 Recall

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cc image courtesy flickr.com/photos/polvero

I’m driving down the road and a song comes on the radio, and instantly I’m transported back to a time and place, to a feeling, a precious moment carved out of life that somehow got lost in the milieu of my mind’s attic.  Recall.

Now imagine all the moments lost across our nation’s history, of those that left on a journey to places they’d never been, of those that returned with moments they hoped to never recall, and some they will never forget.

Take a moment today and recall.

Today I am thankful for

  1. .. long walks in the forest with my grandfather as he explained every living thing.
  2. .. the precious moment I met my forever love, gentle smiling eyes and easy laugh.
  3. .. the day I picked up my guitar after so many years, and it sang to me.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 25, 2009 at 9:05 am

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May 18 Signs of Life

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cc image courtesy flickr.com/photos/keepdahfunkalive

There is new life in the backyard.  Two pale and very wrinkled bodies are tucked safely in a nest built against the back wall of the house. We stand for what feels like hours, peering out the window in hopes to catch a glimpse of the family in action. We are quiet, whispering, smiling.  Occassionally they lift their heads, big eyes closed, and mouths wide open in anticipation, and we gasp in delight.

Today I am thankful for the little signs of life:

  1. The Blue Jay family that has adopted us.
  2. The epic struggle of the Hostas to bust out of the crusted soil, unfurl and shine its bright green light.
  3. The first peek of white on the stalk of the Yucca.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 18, 2009 at 6:45 am

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May 11 Sunlight-ness

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cc image courtesy flickr.com/photos/bcnbits/

This morning I awoke with a rush of joy – for just being alive.  It was a simple elation, like spotting the sunlight streaming through the trees, it lifts you up…

… there’s hope in there, go get it.

Today I am simply thankful:

  1. For my life, simply put .. and,
  2. the resources to be creative and expressive and still pay the bills and,
  3. for the love in my life – the sunlight streaming through my trees – who is relentlessly and tirelessly supportive.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am

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May 4 Simple Pleasures

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image courtesy gracemcdunnough

image courtesy gracemcdunnough

I spotted this shot in my front yard last week while retrieving the mail.   It was a welcome distraction from the shuffle of bills, magazines and various other unsolicited bits.  I think sometimes we miss the simple pleasures nature affords us, blinded by the rush of our lives, but I’m glad I didn’t miss this one.

Today, I’m thankful for simple pleasures

  1. A sound sleep in fresh clean sheets
  2. A good strong cup of coffee
  3. The impressive diligence of mother blue jay – still tending a nest that seems far too small for one of her stature.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

May 4, 2009 at 5:59 am

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