Monday, March 14, 2011

earth beneath my feet (#350-357 of 1000 gifts)

The horrific videos and still shots of the Japan earthquake and tsunami aftermath hold special fascination for us on the west coast. We are, after all, very near a similarly converging triplet of continental plates. A Saturday headline noted the unusual number of people buying earthquake kits.

Of course there's no way we can predict if or when we could experience something similar. But today I am thankful for stable ground and ordinary life with a warm dry house, electricity, clean water...

Other gifts I have enjoyed this week:

351. Three years (last Saturday ) with a very special little guy in our lives.

352. A longstanding problem — on the verge of being solved.

353. Exotic critters paying a visit to our creek.

A pair of Hooded Mergansers, and a Blue Heron

354. Great Bible teaching from our pastor and one of my favourite TV preachers.

355. An introduction to Young Life (an organization that works effectively with youth) through a new friend at an evening event with some very tasty desserts.

356. A sane schedule to be able to work on a couple of projects with due dates.

357. A favourite team winning the Brier.


If you'd like to join me and many others collecting One Thousand Gifts, please do. Some members of this gratefulness community post their gifts on blogs, while others list them in private journals. Instructions on how to join are here.

Violet Nesdoly / poems
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Peter Black said...

Violet, I've really enjoyed these posts. The previous pictures of the starfish -- beautiful and amazing; and these exotic-looking birds -- just wonderful.
I reckon that a spirit of gratitude and a sense of wonder go together.

violet said...

Wonder and gratitude DO go together, Peter. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Craig said...

I clicked over from Ann’s Multitude Monday link.

It’s Friday and there are still more lists to read. Today I finally got to yours. And because those are some extremely exotic critters – I’ve seen pictures of them – and seen then at the zoo – but seriously – your backyard? - my favorite from your list is 353. Exotic critters paying a visit to our creek.97.

May God Bless and Keep you and all of yours this day

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