Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Gratitude List

Life on the farm isn’t always a bed of roses, what life is? But this morning was just another reminder of how fortunate I am to be a farmer’s wife.

When I walked outside this morning, the temperature was in the high 60’s, that’s very unusual for this month, which normally is in the high 70’s or low 80’s in the morning. A lot of times the air is dry and humid, but not this morning.

Baxter and I took our walk up and down the driveway, around the fields, lingering to take in the sights: geese on the pond, red-headed woodpeckers snatching the cat’s food, baby pears hanging on the trees, and the wonderful smell of fresh-cut grass, which daughter #4 cut last night. Even the weeds around the flowers were a pleasure to pull out this morning. (wow! Starting to sound a little too mushy :)

At any rate, the peacefulness of the morning gave me another occasion to be thankful for my "haves" instead of dwelling on the "have-nots".

Do you ever do that? Take an inventory of the blessings you have received this side of Heaven, whether big or small.

Here's a small part of my list:

  1. knowing Christ as my Kinsmen Redeemer

  2. having family, both close and faraway, that know me and still love me (some of them even like me)

  3. the freedoms that we still have here in America




Sandy Mullaney said...

Amen, Good Post.......I am thankful Jesus loved me and gave Himself for me, undeserving as I am......And I am Thankful for A God that looks on my heart........and not outward appearances.... <3

Cindra said...

Thanks Sandy. Of course none of us are deserving (as you know), but that just magnifies His mercy and grace. :)

Sandy Mullaney said...

Amen Cindra..........but after waking up and seeing myself in the mirror every morning I am especially grateful "outward appearance" is not a requirement for receiving His Grace! :)