(Or a lot thankful for, rather. ;))
|This post was greatly inspired by Elinor's post here|
Warm spring days / Hot dishwater on "not-so-warm spring days" (our weather's been kind of changeable lately) / Lively conversations with family members / Music that stirs something deep inside of me / Candy to soothe perturbed spirits ;) / Parents who continue to love each other through all the ups and downs of life / Brothers and sisters who mean more to me than I can say / Newborn babies / (Newborn baby nephews in particular :)) / A sister-in-law who's the sweetest person ever, and as dear as any sister / A brother-in-law who brings so much life and laughter to the family circle / Friendships / Good books on cozy evenings at home / Warm winter night gowns and extra blankets for those nights when you're feeling cold and a tad sick / Pink eye, because then you get to stay home from work! *happy dance* (yes, I'm that bad...) / A sister who knows when you need that extra little push to do the thing you really wanted to do all along / Energizing walks / Emails from friends / Baking cookies (with my siblings) / Getting lost in a good movie / The enlivening feel which comes with the changing season / Puffy white clouds / Beautiful sunsets / The joy of looking forward to fun summer events / Delicious desserts / Pizza (okay, so I like pizza) / Childhood memories / Crazy siblings / Hilariously pathetic jokes / Sunday afternoon naps / The ability to feel emotion, be it sad or happy / Tears / Laughter / An evening spent in discussing story ideas with a particular brother (who happens to be a writer, too) / FAMILY / Home
GOD'S OVERWHELMING KINDNESS
So many blessings
This hymn just came to mind. Particularly the last line of the third verse, but I'll include the whole song for you.
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
Verse: Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Though changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
Chorus: Great is Thy faithfulness. Great is Thy faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.
Verse: Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and starts in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Verse: Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!