Three Thanks A Week

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Archive for October 2009

October 26 Blaze

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I saw it this weekend, the bright blaze of a fully egulfed Japanese Maple that was so red it almost hurt my eyes.   There is something about the whimsy of a cool Fall day and the warm colors of the foliage that makes me smile inside.

Today I am thankful for secret Fall pleasures

  1. caramel apples – juicy, sticky sweet and sour.
  2. the morning’s cool damp air and a hot cup of coffee.
  3. the smell of roasted root vegetables filling the kitchen.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

October 26, 2009 at 7:20 am

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October 19 Transformations

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It felt like the icy grip of Winter was upon us this weekend, but it was simply a Fall symphony accompanying the dancing leaves.  It was a welcome break from the dreariness of the rain and gave us the chance to transform the front yard into a ghoulish spectacle.

Today I am thankful for

  1. the soreness in my back, reminding me how much I enjoy helping to create our front yard experience.
  2. the smell of the furnace kicking in for the first time this year.
  3. the neighbors that stop and say hello, share our little joys and a few giggles.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

October 19, 2009 at 7:41 am

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October 12 The Path

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It’s raining, again.  The weekend held whispers of perfection, the sound of closing doors and the creaks of windows opening to allow the cool autumn air to spill into the house.  Monday decided to shake us from those comforts with a deluge of routine.

Today I am thankful for …

  1. puddles that remind me to reflect on the path traveled.
  2. a simple morning exchange  “It’s raining” .. “I hear that”.. “Monday is so canceled” … “Oh, good”.
  3. friends that take care of things, over and over.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

October 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

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October 5 Blur

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Love is metaphysical gravity.    – Buckminster Fuller

It’s one of those Mondays blurring into Tuesday, fading into Wednesday, sliding into … what day is it again?  It’s this blur that makes me thankful for the most basic things.

Today I’m thankful …

  1. for having and taking the time to stop and remember to be grateful.
  2. for a long sleep from which I finally awoke – groggy and disoriented – but at least rested.
  3. for a deep red glass of wine.

For what are you thankful?

Written by Grace

October 5, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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