Is there a season of thankfulness? Shouldn’t they all be? I guess it is good that we emphasize it even more now. This IS the season to put ourselves in heightened gratitude mode, getting good & stuck in the groove of gratitude. The best part of being in the thick of thankfulness is that almost by magic it multiplies. How sweet it is!
I was looking out my backdoor and it struck me how thankful I am for so many little things in life. Little things that are not little to me. Gratitude is often in the details. Something as simple as soft sunshine making a vintage apron glow while it hangs as a make-do valance on my porch door delights me.
I’m thankful for having a freezer full of homegrown beef.
… for being able to find amazing fossils underfoot while I ride at the ranch. Here is a fossilized shark’s tooth that has been here since the great flood…until I found it.
… for calling home a place where access to nature is all around me …
… for the means to purchase a little playhouse on wheels that has given me a new way to get back into camping mode. And, for the friends and family that make the outing what it really is all about.
… for a warm, safe and comfortable home.
… for a garden that gives me much joy in every season.
… for fresh eggs frying in an iron skillet.
… for a steady and sensible horse under my saddle that is just as lovely to look at as she is to ride.
… for a husband that saddles my horse for me if I’m running behind, who takes flowers to my mother, who does a million things for others without expecting a thank you.
… and this year … for my sister moving back here so that we can make up for all the years of being apart.
… for these and so much more … Thank you Lord. You above all things I am most thankful for because "All good and perfect gifts come from above."
May each and every one of you – my farmgirl friends out there – have a Thanksgiving that fills your heart AND your tumtum with all things savory and sweet. ~ Shery