Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights with whom
there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17 ESV
Whenever I read this verse I hear Randy Stonehill singing in my head...
Shining down from the Father of Lights, every good thing in my life,
There's no doubt about it I can see,
Raining down from the Father of Lights, through the sacred sacrifice,
Now he pours his blessings down on me, down on me,
They come down from the Father of Lights.
On to today's gifts!
I love mowing my yard! It's a big job, and somebody's gotta do it! (We need a goat.)
I was not gifted with the best-functioning feet in the world, so the fact that I am able to mow the yard is AH-MAZING to me. Every step! (And yesterday I had over 16,000 steps on my Fitbit, and there's still 1/3 of the yard to mow...it's a big job!).
So today's gifts are...being able to mow and less foot pain! Even my back pain was minimal this morning. <3 I keep saying, Who needs a gym membership, just buy a farm!
As always, my gift, my sweet, tireless, ever-creative Jon. The to-do list is never-ending, but he is always there with innovative ways to get things done (and add more things to the to-do list!). <3
And of course, I'm super thankful for my little Peanut Butter Head who did the dishes for me last night. Mayhaps we're not great at that chore list just yet, but she's ..ohh...80% helpful most of the time. ;)
Can't imagine life without my little red-headed blessing. <3
And turkeys! Yep, I'm thankful for turkeys. We saw these guys out in the field the other day when we got home from work. Then this morning I had the windows open and could hear turkeys out in the woods while I was in the kitchen getting coffee. So thankful for a quiet home and wildlife right outside my door. (And hopefully Jon will shoot one of these critters soon and I'll be posting about being grateful for roast beast!)
Hope you're having a grateful week.
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
~ Harold Kushner