"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

gratituesday - new life

i have been inspired to do a theme on tuesdays.  through raising homemaker's link-up that is posted every wednesday, i found a blog that was thinking along the same lines as i was last week.  we both posted on blessings.  when i jaunted over to her blog, i really liked the post (link above "a blog") and she explained that EVERY tuesday she does a post on gratitude, or things to be thankful for.  what a great idea, as my post on blessings stated that thinking of the positive turns your thought process up to Him and helps you find joy.
so, along with a few others... i am going to start a gratituesday posting each tuesday.  this week i chose "new life" as my theme.
  • with the celebration of easter just a few days ago, it's fresh in my mind what a blessing new life is.  in my case, the new life is the promise of ETERNAL LIFE.  that promise is the biggest blessing ever!!!
  • since we're experiencing some of the beautiful benefits of spring, i am always so thankful for the new life we see at this time of year.  i'm thinking of:  

    budding trees,
    and blossoms coloring up the scenery,
    GREEN grass making an appearance again (with a little added color),
    more tree blossoms,
    and MORE tree blossoms,
    tulips, daffodils, and a few other early spring flowers...
    (we don't have any tulips or daffodils at our house. 
    we do, however have these when my husband
    gets a $10 tip and brings them home for me! 
    ;)  'cause he loves me!!!)
  • there are lots of spring babies in the wilderness, not that i witness much of that in our home... but i know it's out there.  calves, goslings, fillies, ducklings, piglets, kids, lambs, chicks, bunnies, fawns, kittens and puppies too! etc.  it just makes me smile typing all those sweet baby names, picturing each one individually as i think. 

  • blue skies and sunshine gives us a new type of life that we've been yearning for for the past few months.



Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

1 comment:

Trenicker said...

it's good to be grateful!