What I am thankful to God for, today-the first Monday of 2011. After a year (or two?) of weekly gratitude posts, it is getting harder to think of new items I haven’t listed. That is one of the reasons I think this is such a healthy habit….the stretching of mind and heart to NOTICE. God’s mercies are new every morning. My eyes just need to be open to those mercies! But it’s been 5 minutes. and so far, all I can think of is…hot coffee…I’ll keep trying…!
A new, fresh year full of promise.
No Homeschool Co-op this week, so I have a little more time to ease back into school with the kids.
Josiah, who was doing school this WEEKEND, anyway.
spicy hummus and baby carrots
My dear friends oldest son (such a sweet boy!) staying with us for an entire week!
Christmas decorations taken down, and how i love re-arranging the furniture/decor in the house. Our home feels so simple and fresh, without the bright lights and colors of the holiday decorations.
my generous father-in-law, who (without my knowing it!) quickly and quietly repaired a junky old dresser I bought, 24 hours after I asked him to “just look at it for me?”
I ran 7 miles on Friday and could still walk (upright, even!) on Saturday.
clementines. little orange balls of yummy happiness.
the way the cat curls up in front of the heat dish.
a new coffee mug (see? i didn’t say coffee!)
when the opening notes of a favorite worship song starts up, and both my husband and oldest son look over at me in church and just grin, because they know i am probably going to start crying as i sing along. because they know me.
a tall stack of books on the nightstand.
white frost on the ground and happy birds, grateful for the suet cakes we offer.
1 Samuel 17, and the way God gives courage to charge against my own Goliath.
the way Caleb hugs so fiercely.
pulling a tub of dark green, grated zucchini out of the freezer to make a breakfast cake for the boys, and having that bit of July to enjoy on a frozen January.