Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts Opened Up

3 Gifts Opened Up

1. I’m thankful for these beautiful flowers that grow in my back yard.  When they are all opened up…the smell that is released into the air can be somewhat intoxicating! It’s a pure delight.

 

2. I’m thankful that my daughter has introduced the wonderful world of books and the library to my grandson.  No matter your age, when a book is opened up, a whole new world is waiting for you.  This little guy loves to go on adventures, and I know he will have a lifetime full of them, especially if he keeps this up.

 

3.  Today is the home opener for the Padres! I am very thankful for this day and I’m looking forward to the game and to when this bag of peanuts gets opened up at the ballgame!

Go Padres!

 

So many things to be thankful for…these are just a few of my favorites today. How about you? What things have “opened up” for you that you can be thankful for?

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

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!

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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: 3 Gifts of Endings

3 Gifts of Endings….

1. I’m so thankful for the time, energy and strength to work at bringing an “ending” to this room in our house! An edition that has been well used, but was not well-built.

After many, many years of discussing the fact that we need to tear it down, there is no turning back now!

taking out the carpet in the F.R.

2. I’m always thankful for a happy ending to a baseball game! Opening game of the season and the Padres won! Although the season hasn’t gone quite as well as everyone had hoped for, it’s still fun, and I still enjoy the wins when they come.

Padre baseball game - Opening Day

Like they say…there’s always next year 🙂

 

3. And then there was this.

How could I not be anything but thankful for this?

A glorious ending to another day…another day to be thankful for my eyesight and the fact that I am able to actually see this beautiful sight.

These are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for on this Thankful Thursday.

Have you looked for something to be thankful for today? Go ahead, give it a try…I think you’ll be glad you did.

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” 

~ Richelle Goodrich