Sunday, July 7, 2013

Appreciating daily life


Not everyday of our lives is overflowing

with joy and celebration.  But there are moments

when our hearts nearly burst within us

for the sheer joy of being alive.

The first sight of our newborn babies,

the warmth of love in another's eyes,

the fresh scent of rain on a hot summer's eve-

moments like these renew in us

a heartfelt appreciation for life."

~Gwen Ellis

"It's the little things that make up the richest part of the tapestry of our lives."

Careful to remember the little ones do copy me...with my glasses and a pretend purse, she is ready to go.

So tonight, whether storms like this that hit suddenly, or...

...the sunny days we've had recently, I want to live my life with a heartfelt appreciation for what I have been given.

Thankful for each of you too! 

James 1:17 is one of my theme verses in life.


Love Being A Nonny said...

Thank you for the reminder!!! I want to too!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a beautiful post! Thanks for these thoughts and amazing photos :)

lindsey said...

And we are thankful for you too! Such sweet photo' certainly dont look old enough to be Grandma to those beautiful little ones. Have a blessed week :)

Debbie said...

Good morning! Such good pictures! You look soo good with your grands, and sooo happy. Love that verse too! Every perfect gift IS from above. Enjoy your day...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above! Amen. And you are good at reminding us to see all those gifts...and be thankful for them. Thank-you.

Lovella ♥ said...

Beautiful Judy! Indeed each day is a day to be thankful and some days the beauty around us is just overwhelming. Love the sweet girl with her glasses perched on her forehead!

Jeane` said...

So so sweet! Loved this post!


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