Thursday, January 20, 2011
Starting with the connections made through this blog. I have to thank my friend Jayne for encouraging me to reach out to other bloggers, and I have been rewarded richly for doing so. Thank you, friends, for visiting, commenting, and befriending. You fill my heart, make me laugh, and inspire me. Love you ALL!!
Today (well, everyday!) I'm thankful for magnifiers. Starting with my glasses, without which I couldn't read anything smaller than a billboard. Well, that's not entirely true, but you get the idea. And now that I've returned to cross stitch I need an additional magnifier to see the canvas and to count the grids. Thank God for those!
And speaking of cross stitch (I know, I know, enough already), last night I finished the duck! All critters are now complete (teddy bear, giraffe, rocking horse, bunny, clown, duck and sailboat--an honorary critter). What remains are the lesser things: a toy, shelf on which the critters sit, a ribbon banner overhead, a pinwheel and a flag. I am beyond excited to have reached this benchmark.
I am thankful for a new vestry, whose first meeting together will be tonight. I feel hopeful that we will get a great deal done this year.
I am thankful for my hubby, who brought me flowers yesterday! I still need to de-clutter the top of one cupboard to get into another and find a vase!
I am thankful for my mind, which in spite of its lapses in memory and occasional cognitive hiccups, keeps me attentive and helps me stay informed.
I am thankful for my four-legged children, who love with abandon.
I am thankful for more than you want to read, but which I hold in my heart with gladness.
And I am thankful to God for the blessing of faith, and its renewal in my life. Can I get an Amen?
Have an amazing day.