This week I am thankful for:
Hand-me-downs. In our family, before making a trip to donate unwanted items from our household, we often check with other family members to see if they are in need/want of these items. We got a very nice toaster oven from my parents pile this week : ) Now we shall see if anyone returns the favor and takes something I added to the pile : )
The opportunity to gather with family this Sunday afternoon to eat, visit and cheer on our Seattle Seahawks as they play in the Superbowl. Also thankful for our quarterback who lives out his faith in such real ways including weekly visits to Seattle's Children's Hospital. Win or lose, it will be a great day.
Memories. Our community lost a former classmate of our daughter's way too young. He leaves behind a great number of family and friends who loved him as well as a young son. They could certainly all use our prayers. It has been comforting seeing a memory page on Facebook created in his honor where people have been sharing their special memories and/or photos.
Finding a misplaced item. I have been looking high and low (literally), cleaning out previously cleaned out cupboards, looking for a set of test tube type vases hooked together into one. I had it in the kitchen window but it kept getting in the way of the wide slats on our blind so I had moved it. Somewhere. I finally even asked my daughter if I had passed it on to her but she said no. I semi gave up and moved a small plant where I wanted to use the vase. Today, while moving a metal bin above the dryer, what should my wondering eyes spy - the vase! Ahhh...victory!
Unexpected money. I got a phone call this morning from the company we bought our roofing from earlier this summer stating that we had overpaid and had a credit of $80+ dollars. I thanked the gentleman while telling him how unusual it is to get a call wanting to GIVE us money when usually callers are wanting us to give THEM money, ha!
The abundance of nearby wildlife and the occasional opportunity to capture their image.
Beautiful hearts overflowing with the goodness of God and an eagerness of spirit ready to bless at a moment's notice. Something for us all to strive for.
What are you thankful for?
May your weekend be filled with wonder, laced with peace and bursting with love...
(Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1)