Friday, May 27, 2011
Take Note of Simple Joys
Spring rain falls gently on the roof. Songbirds fill the early morning punctuating the just-light sky with new sounds.
An attic fan whirs overhead, drawing cool, almost-mountain air in through the windows as they appear to swell and relax with each fresh breath.
Three of my favorite things in one morning! I'm counting my blessings.
4. Hot coffee in a large mug.
5 and 6. Warming cinnamon chip scones from my sister-in-law, Nancy, who always knows how to provide for her guests in the mostly generous and loving ways.
7. A day off for a change of pace. or Pace.
8. A day with my daughter before her summer job in N.C.
This way of viewing life -- of noticing gratitude in the small things -- doesn't require numerals and lists, but it can help us as we pause and take notice.
Noticing and giving thanks -- that is the key. Else it slips by unremarked, and we move through our days oblivious of the many gifts we have.
Take note today.
And give thanks.
I enjoyed Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts last week. Perhaps you will too. See her thoughts written daily at her beautiful site http://www.aholyexperience.com/.