This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

I found where the globe is warming and it is in my backyard. Help me!! I’m melting!

You know those people who tell you, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”? They are RIGHT! It is like breathing a glass of water going outside. I’ve lived where humidity is low and was amazed how much easier cold and heat were able to be tolerated. When you step outside and your clothes become glued to your body it is just miserable. Humidity early this morning was about 80%.

In all seriousness, you can always find a silver lining. I am grateful we have the small pool the boys can play in during this heat and let me tell you, I am grateful for having air conditioning and being able to afford to run it!! I remember growing up without it at first and then with a window unit in our living room, but none of my grandparents had air conditioning. We just managed. I suppose I could “manage” now, but I’m thankful I don’t have to.

This “end of summer” last few weeks is a rest time we’ve been looking for. We’ve got two weeks of little to nothing to do outside of the house. No driving!! Whoo—hoo! Let me tell you how grateful I am.

My father has been here for a while. The boys have danced for him, played piano for him, guitar with him, cards with him and conned us all into playing the board game they are stuck on right now, which is Clue. It’s brought back many good summer memories for me. I remember playing cards a lot and board games. I am very glad they are able to share that with my dad. Dad and I have had some good conversations although we don’t agree on politics and religion; we’ve agreed we will disagree for this visit anyway.

I was gone all day yesterday to a class and my husband played host and cook for everyone and made sure everything was good. On top of that, he cleaned my kitchen and I came home to everything shiny and sparkly and everyone in good moods. Grateful, grateful, grateful. He’s done a couple other things to bless me lately. I am so happy that he’s mine.

What are you grateful for?

Grains of Gratitude started at the bloghome of the lovely Christine who is mom of Brady’s Bunch!!

Have a lovely week! Be blessed!

Julie