I woke this morning with such gratitude.
Life isn't perfect is it? We can focus so intently sometimes on the worrisome parts of it that we don't embrace what is glorious and miraculous.
Oh, it's true that the refrigerator isn't working right now. Yeah, the one that is only a year old, but someone will repair it this week and I have another little one to keep food cold or frozen.
I have little aches and pains and my body doesn't look like it did when I was younger, but I went to see the doctor last week and she calmed all my fears regarding my health (yes, I tend to worry) and even said my weight was fine and to keep doing what I'm doing with healthy eating and exercise. I feel strong and healthy.
There are so many things that can bring us down and some people are going through very tough times… God knows I have been there…. but today I will glory in what is good and take time to just be grateful.
The outdoors beckoned me this morning. It will heat up to 100 degrees this afternoon… summer is still going strong... but the morning was so perfect to get out and get my hands dirty digging and replanting and trimming and watering.
What is it about a garden and seeing things living that is so soul satisfying?
Might just be the nurturer in me….
So today, I'm tending. Tending to my garden… and tending to gratitude.