Monday, April 5, 2010

Multitude Monday

“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.”

Melodie Beattie

I am late. It's been a long day. There have been quite a few long days recently, but all is well and we are filled with gratitude.

Grateful for:

Easter - this day of days that gives us such hope and joy

Mom - diligently doing her physical therapy exercises and making improvement

Family - as long as we are together it doesn't really matter where we celebrate Easter. A cozy spot in the nursing home will do as well as anywhere else.

A beautiful daughter who is so thoughtful and loving to all of us - especially her grandparents just now when they long to see loved ones.

my husband - who is just one of the kids; the little ones think he is such fun! He has been an absolute rock during all of these health crises with my parents. He has a pure servant's heart.

my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters - precious gifts from the hand of a loving Father

this beautiful spring - I have never seen such a grand show of wild flowers. Everywhere we look the fields look as though they are covered with colorful scatter rugs - blue, pink, white, yellow, purple - the sides of the roads are covered with flowers, our yards have all burst into bloom. It is like a sweet benediction after three years of drought.

having a small part in our church's Easter services - watching as the words and music, giving voice to the Gospel message, were used by the Spirit to draw so many to the Savior

For more gratitude posts visit Ann's blog.