Monday, August 30, 2010

giving thanks





Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Marcel Proust

Thankful this morning for:

husband and daughter who cleaned the house when I was sick this weekend

the prayers of friends

a hint of cool breeze on this August morning

my mother's voice

the comfort of a ticking clock in a quiet room

silly family jokes

those who have gone before me and show me the way

a God who lives.



8 comments:

Debbie D. said...

Amen and amen!

Deidra said...

That last one...reason for all the rest. We are blessed, aren't we?

Jodi said...

I am greatful for you. Thank you for your prayers. Oh, and I am also a fan of ticking clocks; have been since I was five-years-old. :) And that was a long time ago!

Manda said...

Love your list of thanks... especially silly family jokes. Such joy in laughter.

B. Meandering said...

I love your garden oasis and the beautiful stained glass sculpture/ornamental stand.
You're so fortunate to still be able to hear your mom's voice. How I miss that, esp. when I'm not feeling well.
I survived the first day really well. We all seemed determined to get along---I had prayed for that on the way there.
Also, the workshop was actually interesting and helpful---imagine that!

Noelle Renee said...

Hello Leslie,
I am glad you are feeling a bit better. i have heard that giving thanks is a good way to speed recovery. It is an affirmation of health and well-being. I am glad that I read this today. I have had a challenging day and it helps me to remember that being thankful is much more helpful than grumbling. I am thankful for you and this blogpost.
xo,
Noelle

emily wierenga said...

friend,
you make my soul blossom.

i LOVE the new format of your blog. and your photo--you are beautiful.
e.

Tracy said...

Your garden is lovely, Leslie... My own garden is a little chunk of heaven on Earth to me. So much to be thankful for. :o) Love the new look here... Happy Day ((HUGS))