This week's path to 1000 Gifts at the Gratitude Community is one of the "little things"--the simple, everyday things we so easily overlook and forget to thank God for...or at least I do. So on I trod, opening my eyes and my heart to the little things that make life so sweet...
...if only they are noticed.
So this Monday, drear with low-hanging grey clouds whispering the possibility of summer monsoonal rains, I thank God for...
266. ...sweet cherries, finally in season
267. ...peering into clear blue eyes, the color of summer skies, each morning for over 25 years
268. ...the rambunctious sounds of boys wrestling and tumbling in the next room
269. ...the quiet cool of early summer mornings
270. ...the hush of summer twilight, all creation quieting in the gloaming
271. ...fresh-squeezed lemonade, with lemons from the Ackers' trees
272. ...mare's tails stretching crisply across bluest-of-blue skies above shadowed mountains
273. ...small town parades, with small (and not so small) children scrabbling for candy thrown from restored jalopies, and with local firefighters crowned as hometown heroes
274. ...gardens growing despite benign neglect
275. ...the pale pink of Mexican primroses fluttering in afternoon breezes
To quote the renowned American poet, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., better known as John Denver, Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977: "It's the little things that make a house a home" ("Back Home Again," 1974).
And it's the little things that make us people of gratitude, trodding the path of God's gracious gifts.
Walking with you,