Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thankful for beauty…

I could live without them…


little bits and pieces of this and that here and there around my home…


but I see beauty in them…


they bring me pleasure.


We could have lived without the beauty…


God could have given us a world without it…


a world without lovely things to see, hear, taste, touch…


but He created beauty for His pleasure and for ours…


ours to enjoy…


to take notice of, to appreciate, to give thanks for.


my continuing gratitude list #1223-#1239

-butterflies, especially the one that “posed” for me

-a gorgeous fourth of July

-the Hubs and I spending the day by the river

-watching fireworks all over the city from Mt. Tabor park

-going to my daughter’s ultrasound with her and seeing newest granddaughter doing flips

-watching youngest granddaughter happily playing in the sunny backyard with a bucket of water and plastic cups

-the beauty You created for us


Gratefully yours,



  1. Amen, Elizabeth! I delight in the beauty of the details, too. I just read, in a Grace Livingston Hill book, the following:
    "There is an education and an uplifting in beautiful things, and in quiet, peaceful, restful surroundings, which does not count for naught, else God would not have made the world so beautiful." Your post brings this to mind.

  2. I love the beautiful, inspiring treasures and tidbits God delights me with! He is so creative and I too, am so thankful for such a BEAUTIFUL God!

  3. Beautiful pictures and words. I agree with you. I can tell just through reading your blog that you have a wonderfully sweet spirit. God bless you!!

  4. I really enjoy all the beautiful pictures you take. They are so refreshing especially since OK is hot, dry and nearly everything in my yard is brown. I especially love the picture with the milk bottles in your milk carrier. I have been looking for one like yours that will hold 6 bottles. Keep sending us God's beauty!! It is always refreshing and uplifting for me!!

  5. Beautiful Post Elizabeth... I too enjoy all of my beautiful bits and pieces which I'm thankful and grateful for. There is Beauty abounding all around us that the Master Creator saturated our world with... taking the time to notice and appreciate it is one of Life's greatest Joys!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Love your gratitude list and love the beauty you notice in your life. Some of us miss it, you know. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. It's all beautiful, isn't it? All stunning and sparkling Grace!!? Thank you for this.

  8. I'm always amazed at the thought of how much God loved us when He created such beauty everywhere we look! Love the beauty in your home - and your photos. I'm learning to appreciate the beauty of gratitude all over again each day.


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