If we listen and watch, God teaches us through the creation. Take plants, for example. Here in the dry, hot South Central Texas summers, we can learn a lot about gratitude from plants.
156. Reaching out to friends in other states and even other parts of the world. Sensing the warmth of friendship, in spite of all the miles.
157. Resilience and hope that brings growth and healing, whether mending bones or hearts.
158. Reaching down deep, knowing that the living water will sustain us, even in dry times.
And there are many personal reasons for gratitude this week.
159. My husband John’s good report from his 8-week post-op appointment. No more neck brace!
160. A day trip with John after he was cooped up in the house for weeks.
161. Witnessing the success of a writer friend who inspires and encourages.
162. Seeing our cat asleep in the crook of John’s arm, watching me with one sleepy eye open. Not having the heart to take a picture and disturb the snoozing kitty.
163. Unexpected inspiration from a quote by Celia Thaxter (1835-1894), fellow New Hampshire native and author of An Island Garden:
“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”
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