Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Blessings of the Season/Summer
Hello, Friends and Visitors,
I am returning to the blogging world again after being quite ill with a Summer flu which kept me down for about one and half weeks. I am healthy now, but find myself going through a blue period.
So, today, I thought I will count some blessings which help keep me focused on happy, positive things.
The Blessings of Summer
~Waking up to bright, sunny mornings which energize me towards a new day
~Sitting outside in the morning sunshine, putting on my make-up
~Watching my sweet bird friends at the feeders
~Viewing my first hummingbird of the season (today!)
~Watching the progress of my veggie garden, green plants becoming more abundant and healthy every day
~Hanging the morning wash on the railings of my deck to dry in the warm air and then folding it when it is dry with the fresh smell of summer scents in everything.
~Fresh Summer salads
~Living at a slower pace
~Having the children at home with me. Even when we are enjoying separate tasks, just knowing that they are nearby
~Cleaning house with the windows and doors open to freshen the air inside
~Watching the flight of a butterfly
~Watching in wonder the rapid flight of a hummingbird and seeing it pause for a moment on a small tree branch. How can something so small, so very delicate be packed with such energy and speed?
~Having my apple tree prayers...where I take my devotions out under our tree and listen for the Lord's voice as I listen to the breeze play with the tree leaves
~Eating supper al fresco
~Puttering in the garden with the cats by my side (as soon as they hear me out there, they come to be with me)
~Having the love of an animal (a blessings in every season)
~HAVING THE LOVE OF A CHILD
~Sitting in my backyard swing
~Lots of sunshine
~Quiet evenings, and the promise of a bright new day tomorrow
Oh, and, yes, SUNSHINE!
How about you? What are some seasonal blessings for which you are thankful?
Have a wonderful day!