“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunday blessings, so much to be thankful for...

It's Sunday! Sunday, to me, is always a new beginning. Bright, shiny, soft and sweet, it brings hope with it and anticipation - what will the new week bring? Today I am thankful for:


  1. Cheap reading glasses. I don't require a prescription yet to read, so I can have the luxury, and fun, of picking up several pairs in oodles of colors - a real rainbow of spectacles - so I can grab a pair that will compliment whatever I happen to be wearing that day. I used to have to wear glasses for distance - since fifth grade - but something happened as I aged and now my vision has corrected itself and I don't need them anymore. Go figure. My eye doctor said that it happens every now and then. I'm happy that it happened to me.
  2. My eyes. Without them I wouldn't be able to see my grandchildren or my children or the colors of fall. I wouldn't be able to  crochet or knit as well as I do and I wouldn't have the freedom to drive my car whenever and wherever my little heart desired. I could probably list thousands of things that I couldn't do without my eyes but you get the picture☺don't you? Being able to see is such a blessing, such a gift.
  3. My hands. They can rake leaves and make gifts for people I love. They can cook and bake and change diapers. My hands can feel the soft fur of my dogs and cats and the silken strands that cover the heads of babies. My hands are beginning to looks like my mother's now (she passed in '83). If I was younger that would bother me. Now that I am older I find it comforting and pleasant. My mother had loving and creative hands.
  4. My ears. Today when I was visiting blogs I came upon one that had music - Amazing Grace - my all time favorite hymn. I was able to just sit back, close my eyes and listen to words that I cherish and a melody that is unmistakable. I can hear the laughter of my grandchildren and the laughter of my daughter-in-law, Cindy. If you could hear her laugh you would know why I love it so much. When Cindy laughs you can't help but smile and want to laugh with her - it is like music - it's beautiful and lyrical.
  5. My voice. I can call my dogs into the house. Share stories with my grandchildren. Dial a phone and chat with a friend or hum a tune (you really don't want to hear me sing☺). My neighbor, John, lost his voice shortly before he died of throat cancer. He was such a wonderful, gentle man whose voice was silenced too soon.

14 comments:

Rostrose said...

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday! AND I also whish you a georgeous Sunday!!!

Warm autumn-regards from Austria, Traude

Patti Cakes said...

I like your list of things you are so thankful for.

One of my favorite scriptures is Lamentation 3: 22-23 ~

The steadfast love of the LORD never cease; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

I'm thankful for His loving kindness to us and all the little things in life that make the big things more enjoyable.

Big Sunday hugs!!

Patti Cakes said...

P.S. I like your little pink flowers cascading down your page.

Finding Pam said...

What a nice and beautiful group of grandchildren you have. Thankfulness comes in many forms and I agree with all of yours today.

Thank you for your kind words of wisdom at my blog today. I promise tomorrow's post will be much happier.

Peace and blessings to you,
Pam

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Mimi, I loved your post today. Those are sure things to be thankful for. Ones we take for granted. Thanks for your visit. You have 5 chances for the Wild Hen Party for today. Blessings
QMM

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Mimi, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, and I love your thankfulness today..gives me thought..sometimes we forget the things we should be thankful for..thanks for reminding me!
hugs Barb

Karen said...

I'm really enjoying your lists. You make it look so easy to come up with numerous things every day. You truly have a grateful heart!

I, too, am thankful for cheap reading glasses! I have a pair in almost every room in the house and in my purse. And always on my head:)

bp said...

Hello, I enjoyed reading your thankful list today. I especially liked being thankful for hands and all the things your hands help you do. Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have fun packing your shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. God bless you,
Bethany

Protege said...

What a beautiful blog;) And such lovely and important things to be thankful for indeed.
Such a poignant post, I truly enjoyed reading it.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place.;)
xo
Zuzana

© Jennifer Raley said...

As always - thoroughly enjoyed your post. The phrases and thoughts are wonderful. I look at my hands and see my mom's and my her mom's. It's something else sometimes. Really neat. Thanks - see ya next time. Love ya, Jenn

Carolyn said...

Wonderful post, Mimi. those things that we take for granted, thanks for the reminder.
Have a great week!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I'm so thankful for all those things too Mimi! I loved how you took the time to explain your thankfulness towards things we sometimes take for granted, like our sight, hearing, and touch. Such a good reminder and example to me, when tempted to feel sorry for oneself. There are many who live without, and there are many who have joy in spite of their circumstances.
I enjoyed the collage of your grandchildren too!
May you have a blessed Sunday!
Claudia O.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I'm so thankful for all those things too Mimi! I loved how you took the time to explain your thankfulness towards things we sometimes take for granted, like our sight, hearing, and touch. Such a good reminder and example to me, when tempted to feel sorry for oneself. There are many who live without, and there are many who have joy in spite of their circumstances.
I enjoyed the collage of your grandchildren too!
May you have a blessed Sunday!
Claudia O.

Sonja said...

Look at all those sweet faces! Thank you for sharing with us.