Monday, July 27, 2009

Multitude Monday

holy experience

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. it turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past,brings peace for today,and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Melody Beattie

I am joining Ann
and others at her blog, as we record the gratitude of our hearts:

- the compassion and kindness of nurses and doctors; a gentle touch, a tender smile-good medicine for the heart

- reconnecting with old friends

- the simple teaching of the Word

- fresh corn on the cob smothered in butter

- the gentle cooing of the doves early in the morning

- homemade rhubarb cake warm from the oven

- the new little bird who comes to drink at our bird bath; he wears a beautiful yellow and black "suit"

- all four violet plants in full bloom at the same time - gracing the window sill

- the blessing of air conditioning as we experience the hottest July on record

- The gentle breeze as we go for our early morning walk

- memory verses that somehow speak to my present circumstances over and over again

If you would like to join the Gratitude Community simply visit Ann's gentle blog.



  1. Mourning doves cooing... such a soothing sound...
    and that is a big event to have all your violets blooming together!
    Care to share the rhubarb recipe? I have LOTS of rhubarb!
    All the best ~Maria
    ps...Hope you have cooler and cooler breezes!

  2. You have a very grateful heart Linda!

  3. I sure enjoyed reading this post. I am thankful for the beautiful mountains we just got home from... and thankful for this nice place to come home too (o:

  4. saying hello , in the community that finds peace and gentle nudging from Ann
    thank you sharing a view of your heart

  5. Linda~
    Thanks for stopping by. Your blog is such a lovely place and I especially loved your Melody Beattie quote. So very, very true.

  6. I love reading simple gratitudes. Once again you remind me to focus on the simple, the important things. Thank you!

  7. Doesn't gratitude unlock the fullness of life?

    Can I come for a slice of rhubarb pie?

    How I love you, my sweet praising friend....
    All's grace,
    (and yes, isn't a gracious wonder that memory verses speak truth to our present circumstances in endless ways?)