Summer Gratitude

Iris-2012Summer Gratitude –

It’s August and the dog days of summer are starting to shorten, just a smidgen.

The lightning bugs came out in the middle of June to introduce the lengthiest of days in the year.

Now, the crickets sing a lullaby of soft chirping in the wind each evening.

It’s a beautiful month when the reddest blossoms bloom on the crepe myrtle trees and the crown vetch lavender flowers grow along the highway wildly.

The cicadas sing with usual ferocity from twilight into night.

We’ve had our share of wet weather and humidity, which has its own blessings. Gratitude for this season and the changes that it brings allows me to see the goodness wrapped in and around the warmth of each day.

Gratefully today,

Mar

Today’s Gratitude List

Today, I am grateful I have a program: I may not follow it exactly, but I have one to follow to make this day a better one.

Today, I am grateful God speaks to me through the voices of others in my life.  I am glad to be able to hear love.

Today, I have gratitude that all things work for the good of all, even when it doesn’t look like it in my limited vision.purple-196692

Today’s Gratitude List – Family

Family fun isn’t always real.  I am grateful for real family fun, the kind that allows family to be just that, who each person in the family is.  My gratitude list for today includes the real family members I am so grateful are a part of my life.

The names aren’t important, essence of character is, and may be recognizable in your family too.

IrisSketchI am grateful that my mom pushes on in spite of anxiety and loneliness,

grateful that my brothers and sisters each have their own brand of family love and detachment.

This month I noticed an attitude of gratitude that my husband loves with pragmatic surprise.

Gratitude tilts the scale watching my son find new ways to stretch tough love boundaries.

With a grateful spirit, I see my sisters in law reach out tentatively, lovingly, to the introvert in me.

Grateful for respect, within disagreements and subtle conflicts within me and among family members.  It is in the living of it all that real family forms.

Gratefully participating in family fun,

Mar

Gratitude List for Today

Today’s Gratitude List

Today’s Gratitude List

Today, I am grateful I have a program: I may not follow it exactly, but I have one to follow to make this day a better one.

Today, I am grateful God speaks to me through the voices of others in my life.  I am glad to be able to hear love.

Today, I have gratitude that all things work for the good of all, even when it doesn’t look like it in my limited vision.purple-196692

Today’s Gratitude List – Family

Today’s Gratitude List – Family

Family fun isn’t always real.  I am grateful for real family fun, the kind that allows family to be just that, who each person in the family is.  My gratitude list for today includes the real family members I am so grateful are a part of my life.

The names aren’t important, essence of character is, and may be recognizable in your family too.

IrisSketchI am grateful that my mom pushes on in spite of anxiety and loneliness,

grateful that my brothers and sisters each have their own brand of family love and detachment.

This month I noticed an attitude of gratitude that my husband loves with pragmatic surprise.

Gratitude tilts the scale watching my son find new ways to stretch tough love boundaries.

With a grateful spirit, I see my sisters in law reach out tentatively, lovingly, to the introvert in me.

Grateful for respect, within disagreements and subtle conflicts within me and among family members.  It is in the living of it all that real family forms.

Gratefully participating in family fun,

Mar

Grateful for today

Grateful for today

today’s gratitude list:

one – grateful for support from friends
two – grateful for family
three – grateful for my character idiosyncrasies
four – grateful for my way with words
five – grateful for dentists and flexibility with their schedules

That’s the start for today.

Gratefully,
Mar

Grateful for today

today’s gratitude list:

one – grateful for support from friends
two – grateful for family
three – grateful for my character idiosyncrasies
four – grateful for my way with words
five – grateful for dentists and flexibility with their schedules

That’s the start for today.

Gratefully,
Mar