My friend Kim has been writing lists of things for which she is grateful, and I always feel inspired by her posts. I find my attitude changing… no longer focused on the micro, but on the macro… regardless of how a day is going or how tired or frustrated or discouraged I feel, I know that I am grateful for this life and the many, many blessings I’ve been given. Thank you, Kim for your beautiful posts! ;)
I’m hoping to keep this list going, and plan on posting it a couple of times a month.
I am grateful for…
- Lilacs blooming
- Bleeding Hearts blooming
- Virginia Bluebells blooming
- Lilies of the Valley blooming (and smelling delicious)
- A happy boy with dirty face and hands (the dirtier, the happier, it seems).
- Being able to stay home and spend my days with my favorite little person in the world.
- My husband’s job, and his hard work there.
- My little home.
- Good friends that go check on our house, unasked, after a tornado, when we are out of town (such good friends).
- That my son has a tender heart, and feels ok crying over a favorite tree coming down in said tornado.
- That the tree landed on our doorstep, and not on our house!
- My steam mop.
- Supportive girlfriends.
- Supportive bloggy-friends.
- My sister’s fiance, a really wonderful guy (who was homeschooled, I might add ;) ).
- People who listen without judging.
- Toys lying around outside, making our lawn look
- Back rubs.
- Cupboard doors and walls full of colorful artwork.
- Coffee on quiet mornings.
- Dandelion bouquets and the kisses and love that come with them.
- Our wonderful neighbors.
- Spring breezes and open windows.
- Plenty of food in the fridge and pantry.
- Michael’s coupons. ;)
Here are a couple of photos of the fallen tree, in case anyone is interested in seeing just how tall this baby was.
Bottom half of tree
This was the same tornado that went through North Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. It kept going north and went through our little suburb. Homes a mere 400 yards away were damaged pretty badly. We were fortunate that only one tree came down, and our home was undamaged. We had shingles and insulation in our yard (along with lots of debris from trees) that came from who knows where. My heart goes out to all the people in Joplin, MO (a town I’m familiar with) and the other areas that have been so devastated, and our prayers are with them.