A friend gave me a book yesterday.
It is called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voscamp.
I started reading it this morning.
Oh my, it has such a sad beginning.
I am not sure where she is going with 1000 gifts yet,
but the title made me think of some good things in my life.
Tomatoes from my garden.
Marigolds that come up from last year's seed.
Swimming at night.
The moon rising over the garage.
Quilt pictures that inspire.
Magazines that come in the mail.
A gentle breeze when the sun is hot.
Malley who likes to sleep on the bed with the fan blowing.
Mimi's kitchen table.
Books (I could write a lot about that!)
My sewing machine.
My ability to quilt.
The sound of water splashing.
My squishy pillow.
The way horses smell.
Jokes with innuendo.
Driving around with the AC on, but the windows down.
Walking around in houses - old ones that no one lives in and
new ones just being built.
Reading by the pool with a Coke.
So many good things.
I want to live my life aware of the good things.
Thank you God for providing abundantly.
Thank you God for so many good things.