Tuesday, January 22, 2013

64, 65, 66

A gift wrinkled, smoothed, unfolded:

A newborn baby. (thinking about Gracie, and how the time flies!)

Laela's fur as I pet her.

A letter from a friend.

Monday, January 21, 2013

61, 62, 63

A gift in sky, water, memory:

The enchanting variety of birds flying about.

My little fishy swimming round.

My grandma and great-grandma.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

58, 59, 60

3 gifts only seen close up:

The textured color of someone's eyes.

The details of a chickens feathers.

The intricacy of emotion.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

34 thru 57 or: Catching Up

Something above, below, beside:

The glow of the moon.

My cozy bed.

My dog, Laela

3 things about yourself you are grateful for:

Understanding, compassion, blue eyes.

3 startling graces of God:

His forgiveness and grace,

This life of opportunities,

The miracle of life. I am always amazed at how things grow from practically nothing. 

A gift worn, given away, shared:

A 'prayer bracelet', a book, friendship and a meal.

3 witnessed blessings:

My mother preparing meals for the family, my step-dad working hard out in the cold after working all night, a woman surrounded by family as she passed away.

A gift bringing laughter, prayer, quiet:

A story of silly events, a difficult friendship, the night.

3 gifts from God's word:

Hope, guidance and encouragement.

3 gifts that might never have been:

My friendship with Liz (I mean really, we were meant to be friends, that is the only way we both happened to have been in the right place to meet), the closeness and friendship between my family, the healing and restoration I have (and continue to have) in my life.

Friday, January 11, 2013

31, 32, 33

Three yellow gifts of fresh mercy:

Daffodils poking up through the hard cold of early spring, I love daffodils!

Juicy flesh of mango. (I know, it is a little orange)

Sunny flash of goldfinch flying.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

28, 29, 30

A gift sweet, sour, just right:

The scent of lilacs in spring (I closed my eyes to contemplate sweet, and this just flooded my mind :) )

Mom's home made pickles (They are the best! Yummy!)

Settling into bed at the end of the day (This is where I am going now...goodnight!)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

25, 26, 27

A gift held, passed by, sat with:

Beautiful memories

A shelf of tokens, reminders of friendship