so long november
where did you go?
i guess you were in the fast lane
and I was in the slow
distracted was i
but ever true were you
to grace us the dance of leaves
from earth’s many, beautiful trees..
sky so blue
with an open heart
and eyes to see
i thank the good Lord..
for what he has done
for you and me..
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
I discovered this book at one of the local discount stores. It’s one of those that kind of jumped out at me. Of course when I purchased it, I had Thanksgiving on my mind. You know, turkey and all of the trimmings. lol! Well not really.. I hadn’t started reading it, until this morning, when I realized, that if I wanted to coincide with the days until Thanksgiving, I had some catching up to do. The little reminders about gratitude are great and speak to me. I find that it is easy to get into a slump of mumble and grumble and not be able to recognize a blessing or gift of life when it’s right in our face. So today I am embarking on this challenge to be open minded and see what God has in store for me to learn.
Do you have a memory of a stranger, acquaintance, or someone else you didn’t know well having a positive impact on your life?
I met one person at a store, that my mother managed, when I was a teenager. Another I met while I was a volunteer teen at our local hospital. Two others I met on the job when I worked at a library, and one at church and one other at a Bible study.
I kept this note from Glenn H. He passed away years ago. Reading this reveals his heart. All of these short seasonal people in my life were gentle natured. I am grateful for these wise and kind people that God sent my way.
Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits.
Psalm 103: 1-2
And old and chill is the wintry blast;
Though the cloudy sky is still cloudier growing, and dead leaves tell that the summer has passed;
My face I hold to the stormy heaven,
My heart is calm as the summer sea,
Glad to receive what my God has given,
Whate’er it be.
When I feel the cold, I can say, “He sends it,”
And His winds blow blessing, I surely know;
For I’ve never a want but that He attends it;
And my heart beats warm, though the winds may blow.
author unknown to me..
i am grateful
a time to look
for what may be amiss
as i reflect on
recent and past
thankful for all
even the hard lessons
not so easy
but have helped to form
who i am..
memories of a baby boy
born to me this day
thank you young man..
for the privilege
of being your mother
for family and friends
reminders of growth
for the sweet transparent
that shared this week
to all that read and follow
for life that pleases
but always enough unease
to keep me looking
from my quiet corner of the world..
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