Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thankful Thursday - The Beauty of the Ordinary

This week, I've been keenly aware of the beauty of the ordinary.  Little things like my husband getting up before me to make my morning tea, or our dog greeting us with JOY jumps and a happy, wagging tail. . . or of something as simple as this:

a lizard enjoying the sun

When I see these things, my heart overflows with JOY and gratitude.  The ordinary things of my life are full of beauty.  Here are a few more from the past few weeks:

Sticks that mark sea turtle nests on the beach

Sea oats dancing in the sea breeze

Purple wildflowers

Tiny pink wildflowers

An osprey

Spectacular sunsets

Our flourishing tomato plants

Heart to heart chats between my two favorite guys

Pool toys (our grandson named him "Chlori-Duck")

Beach umbrellas

(I'm still hoping another grandchild will be 
dropped off one of these days.)

I'm so thankful for the little, ordinary things of my blessed life.  I've developed the habit of writing a gratitude list in my journal.  It's a good discipline because there is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

What are you thankful for this week, Gail-Friends?

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  1. Greetings neighbor from Tampa Bay area - thanks for visiting my blog. Your photos are lovely. Love beaches and wildlife.

    1. Welcome, Carol. Nice to meet another Florida friend.
      Come again real soon. You can visit my garden through the link Golden Cottage Garden on the right.

      Blessings to you

  2. Hello! Hope all is well with you. May God bless you and keep you in this crazy weather.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  3. Greetings Laura: Glad you are out and about visiting in blogland. I pray you are feeling better. Yes, we survived Maria with only minor damage to our roof. Thank you for stopping by.
    Blessings to you, too.