Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Found Outside

3 Gifts Found Outside:

Oh where do I begin? I live in sunny Southern California, and most days are just tempting me to go outside! I have to constantly remind myself that there will be more beautiful days, that this is not an anomaly, and I should probably try and get some work done inside once in a while!

Still, I find my way out the door, and I really am very, thankful that I get to live in such a beautiful place. I say it so often without even giving it a second thought, I guess I am little spoiled!

1. I’m so thankful for the blue skies and sunshine that greet me almost every time I step outside!

blue sky


2. And I’m so thankful for this great game of baseball that’s played outside – Opening Day is coming soon!



3.  But most of all, I’m thankful that when I go outside, this is not what I experience ….ever! I like to visit this kind of weather, but I’m really thankful I don’t live in it anymore.

lots of snow in Colorado

Today and everyday, there is so much to be thankful for. Inside or outside, when I look around me, I see that I am truly blessed.


“I thank you God for this most amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ~ E.E. Cummings

Thankful Thursday: A gift outside, inside, on a plate

1. A gift outside:

I’m so thankful for the outside places like this that offer our grandchildren hours of fun, and give me wonderful, random moments like this!

R at the park

2. A gift inside:

Recently we had all 3 grandchildren inside our car when we took them on a little adventure! The picture is a little fuzzy, but the moment together was priceless!

all 3 grandkids

3. A gift on a plate:

My husband isn’t much of a cake fan, and I know it’s not on a plate, but it ended up on a plate.  So for his birthday, I made his favorite, homemade apple pie. My gift to him! And yes…he was VERY thankful!

apple pie

Starting out the New Year with a heart full of thanks!

I hope you’ll join me on this journey, because, there is always something to be thankful for.


“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34

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!

welcome home 2

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!


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

strawberry plant