Thursday, August 30, 2007
While I was riding my bike on the country road that is part of our usual ride, I began to think about all the little miracles God has placed all around us. They bring such joy if I just take the time to notice them.
I am thankful for the beautiful blue of the summer sky and for the pristine white clouds that dance across its surface.
I am thankful for the songs of little birds that fill the air when I tune out everything else that is going on around me and really listen. I don't think our little feathered friends ever wake up in a bad mood. They always begin the day with a joyful tune.
I am thankful for butterflies. They make me think of loopy littl ballerinas - all decked out in their beautiful costumes and unable to fly in a straight line. They loop and zig and zag and somehow get to where they're going. They always make me smile.
There is a creek that runs along the road we travel. It is swollen from recent rains. I love to watch the water cascade over rocks and listen to the sound it makes as it travels swiftly to places I will never see.
The past couple of days we have met two black labs in the same spot in the road. They are just sort of hanging out - wet and streaked with mud. I think they come from the nearby ranch and have just finished their morning swim in the creek. They look at us and smile their doggy smiles. I do love dogs!
As I ride behind my husband (sometimes waaay behind) I thank the Lord that he is healthy and strong enough to ride - for this day.
Thank You Father - for filling my life with precious blessings straight from Your heart. You are so good and so kind.
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