Monday, December 7, 2009

Multitude Monday

Tis the season......How I love this time of year. I love it in a different way now that I am all grown up and a Grandma. When I was a little girl, there were "visions of sugar plums dancing in my head." These days I simply long to see with His eyes the things He longs to impart to my spirit.

I think, since He tells me to "give thanks in all circumstances...", the lenses He wants to use to give me that vision are those comprised of gratitude. And so the list continues:

I am thankful for:

- grown children who take the time to visit their elderly grandparents; the joy it brings is immeasurable

- the smell of apple pies baking in the oven

- a day to spend with family and friends - a day of abundant provision and gratitude

- pretty pansies brightening the front porch

- a beautiful bouquet from my husband "just because"

- crisp, cold air and a brief moment of snow flakes

- the pleasure of friends - those in my "real life" and those whose necks I have never hugged but who are every bit as dear

- the joy in the anticipation of His birthday

- decorating the house for His birthday

- Christmas music - some of the lyrics just give me goose bumps and eyes that water*

- The Gift - who am I that He should send His beloved Son to die that I might live? Simply thanks seem so inadequate. I must give Him my heart.

Please visit the Gratitude Community at Ann's. It will lift your spirits and fill you with joy.

Blessing and wishes for a joyous Advent Season,

picture: the little tatted ornaments I made a few years ago gracing our Christmas tree

* This is one of the songs our choir is singing this weekend for our Christmas program. Breath-taking!


  1. You are one of the blessings the Lord has graciously bestowed on me in this difficult year, Linda. I thank Him for your presence in my life, for your prayers, and for encouragement. And I thank YOU, too. :)

    Love & hugs,

  2. I loved catching up here today. And hearing that you had a great night out.
    Snow before us here in Ontario?! Amazing .
    Thank you for all your kind words to me, it means a lot.

  3. Love your reminders 9o:
    I am blessed today that my headache is gone, that 2 year old Granddaughter was here (and that she went home). and many many more things

  4. Pansies and snowflakes. What a beautiful picture. (I hear my pastels calling! :)

  5. What a beautiful list, Linda. And talking of beauty, the photo in your header is just lovely! And I would love to know how you made your ornaments too. You, as always, are a real inspiration to me!

  6. What a beautiful song - love the strings and peacefulness of the song :)

    There are one and a million reasons to be grateful -- I know I sometimes take everything for granted :)

  7. What a great list of things to be thankful for! I know what you mean about Christmas music... oh, it touches my heart!! :)

  8. i enjoyed this list, linda:) and your wall hanging is so pretty!

  9. Hi Linda~
    Oh how I wish I could see through the lens of gratitude always...
    The peace and calm it would bring would be so beautiful...
    Thank you for that message ~
    Joy Always ~ Maria

  10. I love those little ornaments - just beautiful. I agree with everything you said - especially about the music, of course!

  11. Such wonderful blessings to be thankful for, dear Linda. We tend to get so busy at this time of year, it's easy to forget just what we are really celebrating. I love Christmas music as well and my all time favourite has always been O Holy Night, I get goosebumps every time I hear it:-) xoxo

  12. Your wall hanging is really nice. That must have taken you a lot of time.

  13. love, love, love gratitude posts!!!!

  14. Loved your post, loved the tatted ornaments! I make them, too. Kerrie