Sometimes the gifts we receive are right in front of us, easy to recognize and hard to miss. Other times, though, we have to look for them. It takes a little work to unearth them, harvest them, and claim them as our own. That doesn't mean they aren't gifts just the same.
The farmer plants the seeds, and harvests, but it's God who does the growing. It's His gift to us.
This week's list of things to be thankful for numbers from 56 to 75:
♥ a husband who melts my heart even after 21 years of marriage
♥ his warm embrace at the end of the day
♥ the fact that I get the "first kiss" when he returns home from work
♥ good communication between parents and children, even when the topics are difficult
♥ acrylic paintings of roosters and cherries done by young hands
♥ clean kitchens
♥ humble participants and humble winners at sports events
♥ a son who places everyone else in front of himself, and is happy to do it
♥ ice cream on hot days
♥ clean sheets hung out on the line
♥ scruffy little dogs who love kisses
♥ scruffy large dogs who love hugs
♥ a new job for a daughter that involves cuddling babies all the day long- TWINS!
♥ several new lives soon to be born
♥ cough drops to sooth sore throats
♥ the ability to spend the entire day in bed when not feeling well
♥ gardens, still producing
♥ my camera
♥ fox grapes- growing wild, hidden in the underbrush, free for the taking
♥ grape juice in the freezer, fresh from the field
What are you thankful for? Join us?