Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday Morning Gratitudes
It's been too long since I wrote out my list of gratitude's, or rather more appropriately called, blessings.
I wrote a post yesterday about how our shoes tell a bit about our personality and about how our homes do too, the way we decorate etc, well I went in to edit a line and somehow deleted the entire post. But I have decided to be grateful for that rather than unhappy. Leaving it up to divine providence. It was nothing profound anyway, and sounded a bit discontent since I mentioned my mood of wanting the Ikea look, that sort of super tidy modern, everything has its place kind of look. It was a passing mood, no doubt inspired by the weekend accumulation of papers and whatever on the coffee table.
Emery took me out to eat yesterday to the Cracker Barrel. We like it there. Our once a week unhealthy food, fried chicken. Sure tastes good. Our outing is taking me to the Monday morning gratitude list. You see, seated next to us, at the table beside us were two couples, obviously just coming from church, all dressed up, and one of them even mentioned the sermon of the day. One couple was in their 60's, the other couple with them was older, 70's I would guess. I am a woman through and through, so while I was talking with Emery and playing that silly game they have on the table, I was listening to the "neighbors" talk. Multi-tasking.
These fine folk were dressed to the hilt, sparkling diamonds on just about every finger of one of the ladies. Hair done up perfectly. Men all pressed and starched. But the conversation was like some sort of soap opera. Things like, " oh our son is such a mess, divorced now, his wife couldn't take all the drug use and finally when he shot himself, she had enough." " I am just sick and tired of hearing about it.". Later they chatted rather merrily about being shot at as they drove into their driveway and about how they mostly live separate lives from their spouses. It was sad. At that point I tuned them out. I was left feeling so grateful for my boring by comparison life..
I have so much to be grateful for, the blessings abound in my life.
Grateful that God never gets tired of me questioning everything.
A husband I love so much, he is gentle, kind, good and just easy to love.
Children I can be proud of, good people.
Two grandbabies that are fun, full of promise and such joy to all of us
A life that is simple and just what I have always wanted
After watching Oprah last week I am grateful for not being a collector or hoarder
I feel blessed by this feeling of contentment that keeps me steady on this homesteading life.
I feel blessed by the love of my family. Not a day goes by that I am not told that I am loved.
Grateful for the lessons nature teaches
And grateful for music and books !
There are many more things that can go on this list, but I have to get busy and get off the computer, things to do.
Life is good. What are you grateful for ?
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...