I am grateful for a microwave so that I can have a “baked” potato in a matter of minutes.
I am grateful that I have a blue shirt to wear today.
I am grateful to have had the joy of doing dishes last night with my CASA girl.
I am grateful that she has such a loving home to be in, that she has such wonderful foster parents, and that she has three sisters to fill her life with laughter and drama and family.
I am grateful for my daughter who shares so freely how God speaks to her and teaches her new lessons every day.
I am grateful that I like to edit.
I am grateful that my husband brought me some medicine for my headache.
I am grateful for chicken tortilla soup.
I am grateful for a new picture hung.
I am grateful that the Royals play tonight. I love birds, I love Orioles, but tonight and for the next few days, they are on my hit list.
I am grateful for the simple pleasure of late night Freddy’s chocolate custard in the quiet of the pickup, sitting in the driveway, listening to the falling rain.
I am grateful for eyes that smile.
I am grateful for pretty buttons on clothes. I remember Mom’s jar of buttons and how fun it was to search through them, looking for just the right one.
I am grateful that I am self-sufficient enough to do simple car tasks – I can fill my tank, I can check my tires, I can check the oil and antifreeze/water and washer fluid, and I wash a pretty mean windshield, too. Thanks, Dad.
I am grateful for plumbers.
I am grateful for KitKat bars and peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies and chocolate cupcakes with surprise peanut butter filling and melty peanut M&Ms. Yes, I’m hungry.
And I am grateful for the anticipation of a fire in the fireplace.
May you always find three welcomes in life:
In a garden during summer,
At a fireside during winter,
And whatever the day or season,
In the kind eyes of a friend.