While much of eastern Canada shivers in a deep freeze, here on the west coast we're toying with spring. On a walk this week I saw the first blooms of forsythia and heard spring birdsong. Spears of bulbs are breaking the soil. We have a few more minutes of sunlight every day (268-271)!
Here are some more blessings I counted this week:
272. A neck that normally swivels without pain. (On Monday and Tuesday for some reason mine didn't. Ouch!)
273. Buying books for the Kindle e-reader (they shouldn't make it so easy!)
274. A walk on a cool, grey afternoon, perfect for calming restless thoughts and using up nervous energy.
275. A lo-o-o-o-ong dental appointment — done!
277. Lunch with friends. Old friends. I met the lady part of our friend duo twenty years ago when our 5-year-olds were in music lessons together.
278. A break in the rain so we could walk.
279. Green upon green upon green.
280. Golden-crowned Kinglets (identified by our more-expert-than-us ornithologist friends).
281. This moving song.
One Thousand Gifts to the stratosphere of No. 11 on Amazon.com (on Saturday). Way to go Ann — and all glory to Jesus who foundations the gratitude lifestyle.
283. Discovering the gorgeous poem that begins:
What is it makes a church so like a poem?
The inner silence – spaces between words?
The ancient pews set out in rhyming rows
Where old men sit and lovers are so still?
Or something just beyond that can’t be seen,
Yet seems to move if we should look away?
Read the entire poem here...
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