Friday, September 10, 2010


Today, I am thankful for some down time to embrace the quiet around me.

And then, today I am thankful to duck and hold my breath as the hummingbirds zoom
past me with wings a buzz.

I am thankful for the owl I spotted sitting in a distant tree. I have not seen him before.

Today I am thankful for creatures big and small.

Today, I am thankful for friends. Friends to reach out to. Friends that have reached back.

Today, I am thankful that my dog stinks, that means I can smell, which means I can taste, which means there is more to enjoy.

Today, I am thankful for being taken to lunch by my husband.
And thankful for the spicy peppers to help combat the sinuses irritated with season that is trying to change.

Today, while I am not very fond of the orange lilies, I am thankfrul for them. Thankful for their
brilliance and the fact that I can see them. I can watch the hummingbirds and bees seek out the nectar they
need in them.

Today, I am thankful that my stepson did not feel like going to the store and replacing his empty laundry detergent.  Instead he gave me and a few other moms a great laugh.
He resolved the need of laundry detergent by using the Resolve carpet cleaning powder.
He will now have an "I remember when I...." moment to chuckle about one day.

Today I am thankful that Demo D and The Man walked stiff legged out of the house and on to school, the result of an intense cross country work out. Thankful because they can run, and they can strive, and they can heal and they can run again.

Today I am thankful for so much more than this seemingly silly list.

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:26


Anonymous said...

I am thankful for people who inspire and encourage with their kindnesses through their God-given gifts - who are willing to love their neighbor as themselves! I think your post is like that:)

Gayle said...

Things have been tough here lately. I really needed to read this. Thanks, Lailani!

Hilary said...

That's a beautiful list and accompanying photos. There is indeed much for which to be thankful.