Happy Monday. What are you grateful for today?
We just had a beautiful spring weekend. The sun was warm, the birds singing, trees budding.
You know what? I could see it all and hear the birds song as I was able to walk outside.
Also, last week I had an appointment at the Eye Institute in Dallas.
For a few weeks I’ve had eye problems. Finally, a diagnosis of cornea malady. Nothing serious, just irritating and it’s fixable!
As I sat in the waiting room with my son, who drove me, the door opened and a nice looking young man entered.
His eyes were a stick in front of him as he tapped before each step to find his way to the reception desk.
I was overcome with gratitude that I could still enjoy the beauty all around. Since it’s the time of year I get the “gardening itch,” I had gone to a large garden center to whet my appetite a few days ago.
I saw all the colors, the many varieties, each bloom so intricate in beauty and fragrance.
I was blessed to take it all in!
Would you join me in choosing to live with a grateful heart? Even with the infirmities that will come.
Could this be our prayer?
“Not more of light I ask, O God,
But eyes to see what is.
Not sweeter songs, but ears to hear
The present melodies
Not more of strength, but how to use
The power I possess:
Not more of love, but how to turn
A frown to a caress.
Not more of joy, but how to feel
Its kindly presence near
To give to others all I have
Of courage and of cheer.”
“In every thing give thanks.”