I wrote previously about the idea of an “All’s Grace” list, wherein I would list the many gifts that I am grateful for. I began mine just a few days after Mom died. Since reading a chapter about the importance of gratitude in the book, “10 Keys to Wellness”, I’ve decided that it’s past time for me to add to my list…
…music. Simply the sound of beautiful music.
…green sprouts in my flower garden.
…the comfort of a hug from a dear friend.
…curls framing the face of my little girl.
…the infectious laugh of my redheaded son.
…the serious yet smiling little boy of mine who is nearly three.
…reading a book so familiar, that it’s like a visit from an old friend.
…writing again, ideas flowing like the rush of a spring river.
…forgiveness. Incomprehensible forgiveness, that I never deserved.
…holding the hand of the one I love.
…a hot cup of fragrant Earl Grey.
…sewing, surrounded by memories of Mom.
…smiling over my Aunt’s first quilt. Mom would have been thrilled.
…such lovely flowers growing by my home. How many years have you grown by this house?
…four little ducklings, swimming with their mother, right outside my window.
…falling asleep to the sound of many frogs, with the window open to allow the crisp night air in.
…the most perfect and clear starlit sky, with every single star still there, right where it should be.
…grace for the moment.