{Gratitude} Lately

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Thankful for the reminder that Mother Nature is the best decorator.

For thrifted Patagonia shorts and retired race horses that have room to run.

For child sponsorships and the lives they change.

For jet lag and early morning sunrises at The Ranch.

For the love of my life and how hard he works.

For simple breakfasts that satisfy.

For Farmer's Market cukes turned pickles.

For smiles seen for the first time.

For homemade honey lavender cake at 8am.

For pipes, patience, and Patagonia hats.

And for roasted corn that tastes like summer. So many good things! What have you been grateful for lately? Happy {almost} weekend, littles. Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.


Han said...

A holiday with my boys. A week off from work to get some space and think. The opportunity to apply for a new job that will make me happier and less stressed (Well hopefully because I won't get told I suck all day every day - that's got to be better right!). My bestie is moving back to Bedford at the end of August I am so excited I might do a dance hehe. She's shadowing the pastor while she figures out what's next (she was in South Africa with YWAM for the last year and what she thought was the next step wasn't really the next step so I think she was a bit thrown by it all). Amazing friends! Both S (friend above) and HazelFairy have suggested about girlie bible studies - I am so blessed to have a group of friends who want to jump into God's word and have a swimming fest!

Scout said...

Your comment at the end of this post - about gratitude turning everything into enough - reminds me of a quote I read in Ruthless Trust: It's not joy that makes us grateful, it's gratitude that makes us joyful.
I love this post :)

Molly Roberson said...

So much to be thankful for! Definitely the sweet taste of summer found in corn at the farmers markets & picking my own black cherry tomatoes. Being celebrated by true friends who know what your thinking before you even tell them. Dreaming. Having people that wont stop dreaming with you.
More than white land cruisers & sleepy phone calls at made 1am.

Anonymous said...

My woman. My woman's friends. Fishin'.

Allison said...

Love the last line "Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough". Really made me think and it's what I needed today!

sadie t. said...

i love to watch loved ones sleep. :)

Today's Letters said...

han, dear friends can make every bit of difference, can't they?

scout, read that book in college. loved it! ps, history of love = as amazing.

mrr, can we pick some next week? #bct YES to being celebrated by friends. you have so many in lou who love you well! more than getting paid to travel the world in a gwagon with those who protect your dreamer and hoping machine.

benj, your comment is serious. this must be early morning benj. are we still friends?

allison, gratitude always reminds me that i have exactly what i need!

sadie, me too :)

Heidi said...

For a canoe, a best friend, and blue-green mountain lakes. For the breaks in the rain that lasted exactly long enough for us to take down the tent. And for the hot shower when I got home. :)

Today's Letters said...

heidi, your gratitude list is one after my own heart! #bonuspoints

J said...

Great post, Em! I love your words as much as your pictures. I'm grateful for the desire to simplify my life, in ALL regards. Your last line is exactly what I'm trying to do: turn everything that comes my way into ENOUGH.

Thanks for the reminder :)


Anonymous said...

my day was filled with gratitude-gratitude for being in my little farm house with the windows open, gratitude for being able to spend a day cooking good food, gratitude for watching my kiddos play together, and gratitude for the peace all of the above brought me. it was a good day.


Anonymous said...

Thankful for my dad already smiling and joking again after a difficult artery surgery. Thankful for having the time to spend the next week with my nephew. Thankful for summerrain who makes everything so nice and green. Thankful for friends and nice weekends spend together at the northsea. Thankful for having time to rest. Thankful for homemade straberry marmelade :)


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Sarah said...

This is a beautiful post. Gratitude is so easy to lose sight of but SO important to hold on to.

Becks said...

Love your post, as always! But, where is the recipe for that honey lavendar cake!? It looks amazing:)

Today's Letters said...

becks, here's the honey lavender cake recipe! http://threecleversisters.com/2011/10/02/lavender-honey-cake/

Jennifer Bell said...

I am most thankful for grace, so abundant and free!

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