Camille sent me a message that God wanted me to write down all that I was thankful for----that would take weeks---but here is a small sample-
3 wonderful, sweet, tender-hearted children that were the best gifts from God that I ever received
2 wonderful, sweet, tender-hearted children by marriage that were God's gifts to our family and the perfect spouses for my children
4 perfect-sweet-smart-good-looking and WELL above average grandsons-that always make me smile when I think of them
An extended family and family by marriage that have blessed me and loved me--warts and all!
More friends than I can list-that have prayed for me-loved me well-sat with me-cooked for me-worked with me-listened to me and stood by me---through thick and thin.
A beautiful home, food on my table, a car to drive and all the material possessions that I could possibly ever want or need.
The beauty of the sunrise and the sunset--
The fragrance and joy of a world filled with flora and fauna--that takes my breath away
The lick of a puppy and purr of a cat---the joy of seeing the deer on the side of the road in the early morning--the startle of the fox --and the wary glance of the raccoon--to name just a few
Grass under my bare feet
Digging in the dirt/painting a room/cooking a meal
Work that I love and that stimulates my brain
Creative ideas and the fun of seeing them come to life
A long hot shower after a long sweaty run
The memories of sweet parents, grandparents, friends and loved ones that have gone on before
The hug of a friend--the warmth of that embrace
A good book to read
Trips gone by and trips to come
A Book to live by
The hope of an eternal future
A Spirit to lead me and comfort me
A God that is beyond any man's comprehension to know or explain
I have listed a few and spoken them out loud--
Good suggestion, Camille----I will spend the next few days---looking at all things different and thanking God for His goodness and perfection
Life is good---even in the desert
AND I will glorify His Name!