S is for…

Count your blessings, name them one by one…


Here’s your sign…

I’m using Thursday posts to focus on thankfulness — and instead of counting blessings, I’m challenging myself to come up with them alphabetically.  (You can find the rest of the posts in this series here.)

Welcome to week!

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I am thankful for the volunteer Squash that keeps growing in our garden.

(People who put the innards of squash in their compost in the fall get surprises growing in the garden each summer.)

I am thankful for the beauty in the change of Seasons…

Autumn leaves with shadow and sky

Autumn leaves with Shadow and Sky

Simple pleasures



My four boys, summer 2000. Note the very dark tan hand around the baby's middle.

My four sons in the summer of 2000

Sometimes I am amazed to look at old pictures like the one above and realize that it has only been 13 years (not so many, really, compared to 50!) and yet our sons have grown up so much during that time. Youth is fleeting.

Your turn…

What are some of the blessings for which you are thankful this week?


10 thoughts on “S is for…

  1. Squash is a favorite in this house, well with that adults that is. Pumpkin or butternut squash are among the favorites right now but should make the list a longer one.
    Summer, I love summer … looking forward to the next season.
    Snow … so refreshing and clean when it first falls. I love the light it brings into an otherwise dreary day.
    Sun. I love the sunshine. It is so cheerful and energizing.

  2. For SPECIAL occasions that call for rejoicing — weddings, birthdays, holidays.
    For SPAGHETTI (one of my favorite comfort foods). For the many SAUCES that taste terrific on SPAGHETTI. For the SWEET words and kind thoughts of others when I’m feeling out of sorts. For SILVER as in SILVER nitrate that closes wounds. For that matter, for SILVER linings that are not expected during a crisis or disaster.

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