Monday, April 4, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (120-126)

I have been reading A Holy Experience (Ann Voskamp's blog) for a year. Every Monday Ann adds to her list of One Thousand Gifts and today I'm adding to my list too.

Many years ago, my maternal grandparents lived in Larkspur, California. When we went to visit them (from Texas) I always admired my grandmother's raised flower beds. She grew many types of flowers but my favorite were pansies.

I look at pansies today and they still bring a smile to my face. I've also "trained" Wonderful Husband and my kids by asking, "Who do pansies remind me of?" And they dutifully answer, "Your grandmother."

Pansies make my heart happy.

#120 - #126 on my list of One Thousand Gifts. I'm thankful for:

120. the memories of my grandmother and her garden

121. seeing the middle school and high school kids walking to the bus stop in the morning

122. Law and Order: Criminal Intent bringing back Goren and Eames for the last eight episodes of the series

123. the painter painting every ceiling surface in our house

124. celebrating Laura and Janis' birthdays and trying Thai food for the first time. Yum.

125. dinner out with my previous co-workers and celebrating Debbie, the mother-of-the-bride

126. wisps of white clouds across a beautiful blue sky

Turn on your speakers. Read, enjoy, and thank God for His blessings.

What are you thankful for this week?

1 comment:

  1. I really think it would do me well to start this challenge! Thanks for sharing your list and introducing me to this!


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