Today as I had my first Uni lecture for the year, I am grateful for the gift and privilege of education. And I’m especially grateful for being able to access it all online.
On the way home from our weekend with family, we went to the Bangalow markets. It rained the entire time making it wet and muddy underfoot with awkward bumping of umbrellas and drips and trickles off awnings.
It’s hard to see from the photo but we bought a lovely cheese board and then, a few stalls down, a complimentary small handmade pottery bowl, bought from the potter himself.
I left a bit soggy but so grateful for artisans who make beautiful expressions that remind us of our Creator God.
Grateful for clean, purified water to drink until my thirst is quenched. And on another stinking hot day, drink I did.
So many in our world still don’t have access to what freely runs into our glass with a quick turn or flick of our wrist.
Most days, we forget how good we have it here. But today, I’m grateful.
Today I went for an early morning walk after not having been for a few weeks.
The air was blissfully crisp (well, at the beginning; by the end I was hot and sweaty from the humidity!) and the main sounds were those of the birds.
I just love the fresh newness of early morning and I realised how much I had missed it.
So grateful for the day and being alive 🙂
Grateful to have a little study nook with pretty things to look at. Getting organised to start next week!
The Polaroid camera failed to capture the lights on the wall, so there’s another pic under the Grateful book photo. And the one under that is a close up of the cute little wooden tree I bought to sit on my desk and bring me cheer 🙂
Today I’m grateful for my boy (I don’t care that he’s a man now, he’s still my boy).
You give kids the best you’ve got at the time when they are growing and hope and pray that in spite of all your mistakes and bad judgement calls they turn out alright.
And sometimes, they turn out better than alright. They turn out to be people of integrity, kindness, purpose and fierce determination and verve.
And you stand back and shake your head in wonder at how it happened.
And then you smile and finally understand that grace has covered a multitude of bad parenting moments.
And you’re filled with gratitude.