Thursday, March 5, 2009

Embroidery and such...

Three weeks ago I got my new embroidery machine. Oh my. It does everything but tie my shoes. Now if I can just figure out how to get it to do it's thing. I made monogrammed towels for mom and for a wedding shower present. I sewed dresses for my neices. (or is it nieces, I can never remember) I'm in heaven. Seriously, I have thanked God for a hubby who understands my creative bend and need to do these things. I crochet all winter and I think I'll be using my embroidery machine in warmer weather.

All of this brings me to the real message I want to share here. Did you ever stop to thank God for the not-so-obvious gifts? Lately I have been thanking Him more and more for my wonderful husband. For my precious family. For the few, amazing, priceless friends I have. Seems like no matter what storms occur in my life, this attitude of graditude remains. No rains can wash it away. No ice and snow can shake it. God is right here. Amazing. He loves me. Really amazing. I don't have to worry about those little mosquitoes that keep swarming around. He's my protector. Thankfulness. It's impossible to live this life without thanking Him for it's many blessings...well impossible for me.

So stop and say thanks. Here's my partial list.

Little things like the wonderful aroma of coffee in the morning.

The lilt of a song on the radio in the car that lifts my heart.

My favorite sneakers, comfy and snug, they make me feel secure when I take a walk.

The softness of my dog's fur.

The strength of my husband's broad shoulders.

Giggles from Nathan. (grandchild)

Lots and lots of phone calls from Mindie (daughter) and my mom.

Love from Deb...and feeling it each day in so many ways.

Books that make me study Bible is my all time favorite.

New revelations as I study the Bible. I'm in awe that God is speaking to me!!

Full cupboards and fridge.

Checkbook with a balance, sometimes small but still in the black.

Air. Today smelled so spring is coming.

Warm welcoming home. How Good is God that He provides this for me? Awesome and amazing.

There is so much more. But all I know (in my little world) is that I could choose so many negative things to dwell many people who could steal my joy. But instead, I choose this day to be happy...and to lean on the One who takes such good care of me...

Have a wonderful day, friends, and rejoice in the blessings of the day....they are many!!


Pat said...

It seems like more and more (maybe it's age!) I'm living in the joy of small things like hearing the wind through the wind chimes, freedom to come and go as I please, blogging. My wants and needs are so minimal compared to when I was young and foolish. Content...what a beautiful place to be.

Deb said...

I'm at the Stone Arch. Where are you? ;)

Deb said...

Your comment has been saved and will be visible after blog owner approval.??!?!?!!....
....what, now you're screening your comments?!!?!?!!!

Margie said...

What a great idea to embroider towels for a gift! I have one but I had no idea what to do with it!

Great post! I am thankful!

kanishk said...

what a beautiful place to be.
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