I know it’s not really the first day of summer on the calendar.
But Memorial Day weekend, to me, signals summer’s beginning
and Labor Day weekend its end.
So this weekend, I’m already beginning to savor the summer days,
coffee outside on the patio,
flowers in bloom,
bike rides with the Hubs,
dinner on the grill,
blessings all around.
I’ve taken the Joy Dare.
I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.
I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.
If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal…
3 gifts found in little people-
-only grandson’s sense of humor
-oldest granddaughter’s happy go lucky attitude and sunshine-y smile
-3 year old granddaughter, who amazes us with how smart she is,
and entertains us with how funny she is
-sweet, beautiful, bundle of love baby granddaughter, six months old now
(yes that’s four, not three)
3 gifts that made me laugh-
-3 year old granddaughter asking Papa to play some “parade music”,
and marching around our living room, using pencils as pretend drum sticks
-Papa and her “Scottish dancing” together
-the way she makes her baby sister laugh
3 gifts found in community-
-a young man stepping up and helping me when I needed some last minute copies made for Bible study
-eager, hungry learners at Bible study
-bearing one another’s burdens and sharing each others joys
a gift on a plate-
a gift in a pot-
a gift in a package-
-Bible study workbooks arriving in the mail
3 gifts hard giving thanks for-
-being so far, far away from my daughter, son-in-law, grandbabies in Ghana
-seeing a loved one struggling with hope deferred
a gift worn-
-my favorite boots
a gift white-
-old, fluffy, white bathrobe
a gift whispered-
-prayers uttered quiet, but that God hears
3 gifts found in church-
-our wonderful volunteers
-praying for others