It's a beautiful morning! This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! I'm thankful today for the beautiful cool weather with a wonderful breeze because it allows me to open the windows to my house and let the fresh air in! My favorite season is fall and I can tell it's coming. Summer is great for the kids and the time we spend together, they get to go swimming and camping is great (if you have a/c) ;) But to me, nothing compares to fall. The smell of the leaves and even the piles that people are burning. The crackle and crunch when you walk on them in the park. Being able to wear a sweatshirt or sweater with my jeans while watching a football game. The breathtaking colors as the leaves change on the trees. The bright yellows and orange and deep rich reds. This is what I love.
*SIDEBAR* (this is where my mind wanders in the middle of something important) Speaking of football reminds me of Tanner last night. My 5 year old comes into the living room sweating like a greased pig and with his hands on his hips proclaims that he's done with his workout! lol =] What workout? He tells me he's been outside doing his sit ups and jumping jacks and push ups so he can practice for football for when he's older and they will let him play. It's terrible being 17 and trapped in a little 5 yr old body don't you know. Then he proceeds to show me and do them all over again in the living room floor so I know he's actually telling the truth. And he's doing them right! The little stinker can do more push ups than I can! Then he takes a few more minutes to explain to me the proper way to throw a football so it spirals.... "like this mom." Once he's completed his 'workout' before leaving the room he informs me, "and I'm good ya know?!" "I'm gonna love it when they let me play mom, and I'm gonna be the toughest one!" Oh how I look forward to the days when he plays.... I'll be the mom on the sidelines wearing the oversized jersey with my sons name and snapping pictures while he's breaking records. Just wait and see.
Now...back to our regularly scheduled program.
Today, I'm thankful for my senses. The ability to see these colors, to smell the fresh air, take it into my body and know that God is with me wherever I go. He loves to share his creation with me and I think when we appreciate it He revels in making something so magnificent.
I think each part of God's earth is beautiful in it's own way. I'm thankful that He placed me right where I am. Where I can enjoy the green grass tickling between my toes, the shade of the trees, and the sound of the birds. Just as I'm sure those who live in other parts of the world are right now thanking Him for the sound of the ocean, the smell of the salt or the feel of the warm sand between their toes. I'm thankful today that God has placed me right where He wants me to be, and has made me who I am.
What are you thankful for?