Friday, April 25, 2008

Reflecting on Life with Thanksgiving!

Today was one of those Chamber of Commerce days. The ones that they like to advertise for Florida. The ones you are glad you live in Florida. Warm, sunny with a nice breeze. Just an ordinary day. Grocery shopping, working in the yard, eating dinner on the back patio and a nice leisurely walk in the evening with my daughter and grand-son.
You have to just soak in the blessings. Nothing major, just God's goodness. The love of family and friends. Just being content in living. Watching birds build their nest. Catching caterpillars (before they eat up your plants) getting in the dirt to plant flowers. Watching as the flowers start to bloom and say I am alive and it is Spring. What a wonderful time of the year. Everywhere you look there is new life. It makes you just thankful to be alive, well and healthy. Even though the years are adding up and the body says "this is hard to do", you just keep doing it because you still can and you are thankful that you still can. This may be a little sappy, but it is a good thing to just reflect on life and see how good it really is. Our Pastor teaches us to live in the square of today on the calendar. What good advice. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? But today, it is good. So I live in the square for today. I will face whatever the square of tomorrow brings when it gets here. For today I am thankful I have 4 healthy adult children, (2 by birth, 2 by marriage) and 4 happy healthy wonderful grand-children. A wonderful church with so many wonderful people in it that we are meeting and learning to love. God has brought so many wonderful people into our lives and we are thankful for the friendships. God is Good and He has Blessed us greatly. We are Thankful!

2 comments:

Wife and Mom said...

I'm sitting here at work, at that church you are speaking of and I'm teary eyed after reading what you wrote. It's funny that I even clicked over here in the middle of what I am doing but I just had you on my mind and wondered what you were up to. I'm glad I did because I needed to read every bit of that and apply it to my own life and my own square on my calendar for today. Thanks Nana!

By the way, my Mom called me one day and told me about that song "Walking Her Home." She asked if I would record myself singing it one day for her and my Dad. It is really sweet.

Karen said...

Nana - what a great day and beautiful thoughts and I love "living in the square". It's such great advice for all of us.

Pam - "Walking Her Home" is one of my all-time favorite songs - to me it is such a picture of the blessing that Cary is in my life. I get choked up every time I hear it!