gratitude sunday


gratitude β€” the state of being grateful : thankfulness

On this Gratitude Sunday, I am grateful for:

  • Our kind neighbors, who are always quick to offer help. For rural people, it’s always comforting to know there are folks (reasonably) nearby to call on if needed
  • The organic strawberries I found at the supermarket that found their way into a crumble I made for James on Valentine’s Day
  • My husband’s foresight to chop extra wood before last Thursday’s snowstorm; we wound up with 18.5 inches — instead of the 6-12 forecast — of fresh snow. And then another 6 inches fell yesterday. On top of goodness knows how much was already on ground. So that extra wood has come in handy!
  • The ever-present eager eaters at our bird feeders, which are hung outside close to our kitchen windows; scores of birds dine there daily, much to our delight
  • Even after nineteen (!) snow days this winter, I am still amazed how gorgeous the countryside looks draped in the white stuff — James and I drove home from our errands yesterday morning in awe of its beauty
  • That despite the heavy snow and high winds and ice, we never lost our power for even a moment — many friends went without electricity for 4 or 5 days
  • Saturday morning breakfast at one of our favorite spots
  • Finished the work week caught up with my projects, which made it easier to relax into the extra-long weekend
  • Scheduling seed planting, which is a needed reminder that spring is really just around the corner
  • Like in only 34 days! πŸ™‚
  • Trading photos with my niece on Instagram; we don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like, so this is a great way for us to keep in touch
  • So much love in my life, this week of St. Valentine’s and all year long β™₯

4 thoughts on “gratitude sunday

  1. My name is Scott Brenner. I am a member of the York Friends Meeting in York, PA, and assist as co-administrator of our Facebook page. I have taken the liberty of posting a link to your blog on our Facebook page with the following introduction:

    “Friends believe that all days are holy days; that each day, in itself, is a blessing and is to be cherished. Here is a simple blog of simple gratitude that is really quite powerful. In a cold, seemingly endless winter, the writer reminds us to be thankful for what is.”

    Ours is a small, but growing meeting and there is no telling exactly how many will read your blog posts. It is my prayer, though, that those in need of an emotional lift during this long winter season are somehow connected with your words and sentiment.


    Scott T. Brenner
    York Friends Meeting
    York, PA

    *York Friends Meeting on Facebook:

  2. I enjoyed reading your Sunday gratitudes. I love the picture of the bluejay reveling in your birdfeeder. I love watching the different birds that visit the feeders at my parents house in the Adirondacks. I am always thankful for the electricity staying on during a storm.

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