Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday...


Here is another moment to reflect on my many thanks...

Yesterday a cool front made its way across Texas and it brought welcomed Fall weather - blustery wind, grey skies, and a bit of rain. But before all that, I took a walk with my toddler son, as he rode around on his little scooter. The sky was the bluest blue as we walked, before the weather changed. We were delighting in pointing out all the pumpkins and festive fall decor adorning all the homes in our neighborhood. We live in a very family-oriented neighborhood (one of the things I am thankful for) and it is so calming to share the same values and ideals with our neighbors and friends that surround us. During the walk I was just overcome with what the Lord has placed before us - the beauty in nature, even little things if we just take the time to breathe and see. Breathe and see, sometimes that is the best answer. Don't fret and panic, breathe and see...

Me and the little guy came home and prepared for the cooler weather and made ready for our afternoon snack we would share with my daughter after we picked her up from school...homemade hot cocoa in special festive cups, the children helping me sprinkle pretzels after I dipped them in chocolate bark, and the fellowship of being together in the kitchen, our hands making our snack and enjoying conversation and the company of each other. Breathe and see... To breathe-in is also called inspiration....hmm...think about that one: If we take time to really breathe we can also experience inspiration in the other sense of the word too, to be inspired and to really see...Breathe in and let the wonder of the Lord inspire you.

Here are the pictures of my thankful afternoon spent with my children...



"Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever."
-Psalm 30:10-12

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8 comments:

Heather@Mommymonk said...

That sounds like a perfect day...what a fun treat to make together after enjoying the blue skies and fresh air.

Ispiration and breathing deep - this gives me something to reflect upon today!

Named Alicia said...

Oh, that sounds like a wonderful afternoon. Too often we are caught up in the rush of the day. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great Thankful Thursday! Thank you for visiting my blog.

Bonnie said...

Oh what a wonderful day! I want one (the day but I may have to make the pretzels & make do :) ). Blessings!!!

Denise said...

Praise God for blessing you with such a great afternoon.

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful testimony.

Kelli said...

What a sweet afternoon you had with your children! Excellent reminder to slow down and be thankful for our many blessings.
~Kelli
P.s. The caramel apple cards were in my shop, but they sold. :0) I'm getting ready to add a couple more!

Toia said...

That's why I love fall.... You get to eat special homemade snacks and drink hot cocoa with delicious marshmallows to topped it off. Another thing I like to eat in the fall is chili...Yummy.

PS - Thanks for sharing!!

Front Porch Legacy said...

Oh those cookies look so yummy!