Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Smelled

3 Gifts Smelled…

1. The smell of a newborn baby. Such a unique smell.  So sweet, so pure.  There is nothing quite like it in the world.

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2. Coffee.  Yes.  The absolutely, wonderful and amazing smell of coffee.  I am so thankful for this!

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3. And from my garden, I love the smell of the jasmine as it wafts across the yard.  I only wish it lasted a little longer.

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These are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for today.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

“Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy.  If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so. ”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday“!

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The things I remember

Or maybe it should be…the things I forget!

My memory is not one of the best ones around. Partly because of some medication that I have to take everyday, and partly because, well…I guess because I’m getting older?

I have forgotten some of the details of what some people would consider the milestones in my life.  For the most part I remember the events, it’s the details, the little things that I just can’t remember.

It used to bother me a lot when people would say to me “remember when….” Nope, I don’t remember.  And trying to remember just seems to make it worse.  When I can’t remember something that everyone thinks I should remember, I have a tendency to just think of myself as a complete loser.

I mean really, everyone remembers their first kiss, right? Or their first date? Or how about how you felt when you held your newborn in your arms for the very first time?

That would be a big “no” for me. Don’t remember it, and I’m not even going to try to remember it anymore.

But it’s not that I don’t remember anything, ever.  I do have a memory, and my mind isn’t gone, it’s just that once in a while, something will escape my memory, and try as I might I can’t recollect the event, person, place or thing.  The details.

Sometimes it makes me sad.  Sometimes it frustrates me.  And sometimes I get discouraged because I want to be able to remember better than I do.

I’ve decided that if I can’t remember an event or a detail in my life history, it’s ok.  I’m not a loser, and life goes on.  I write things down, I’ll do my best to remember what I can, and if I don’t remember the details, well hopefully, my husband will! 🙂

There is one thing I will never forget, and I have no trouble remembering, and it is this…I am loved.

I am loved by my husband, my family, and my God.

A detail that will never be lost or forgotten.

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Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts found outside

3 gifts found outside

1.  A welcome home sign on the outside on my neighbor’s house.  I can’t wait to meet this precious little baby!  It looks like a few other people are pretty excited about her too!

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2.  A relaxing place to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee with my very best friend.  A little bit of paradise, right in my own backyard!

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3.  I shouldn’t be surprised to see this, but I was! Strawberries are coming soon to my strawberry plant!

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Merry Christmas 2012

Christmas in the manger

Christmas in the Manger

by: Nola Buck and Felicia Bond

I am the star that shines in the east,

I light the stable for man and beast.

I am the donkey, soft and gray,

I carried his mother from far away.

I am the ram, with my curly horn

I guard the stall where the child is born.

I am the ox, strong as steel,

before the only son I kneel.

We are the shepherds who watch the sheep,

tonight a holy watch we keep.

We are the wise men, gifts we bring

for baby Jesus, our newborn King.

I am Mary, the mother mild,

how I love my tiny child.

I am the baby asleep in the hay,

and I am the reason for Christmas Day.