This morning I woke up at 5:30. Immediately a friend popped into my head, and knowing some of the struggles she's encountering, I sent a heartfelt prayer heavenward. Hopefully, very soon, she will be relieved of some of what's on her mind.
My heart is full this morning...of gratitude for the beautiful things I know in my life. I've got a husband who is beyond word description. He's so good...to me, to my Mom, to my kids. He's so giving, so comical, so stinkin' cute! I've got a terrific and healthy Mom, and for that I'm grateful.
I'm glad that we still have her and that she is capable of still living alone. She refuses to live with us or anyone else, and says she'll hire someone to care for her if it ever gets to that point. Thankfully, it hasn't.
I have a large family and good friends, and I have an ever-present God. I am not alone. For that I am grateful! I have good health, albeit aches and pains, there's nothing to really complain about.
I have 'enough' and want for nothing.
There is an ever-changing world around me. There are trees of all sorts, with varieties of shape and color. There is light that alters itself according to the time of day and season. There are shadows that dance across the surface of the ground, and clouds above that never appear to be the same in the skies. There is so much to look at, so many things Nature gives us to ponder.
Life is good! And, I am grateful.