Friday, January 28, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

I am so sorry that I did not continue the list I had started a couple of years ago of all the things I was thankful for. Every day for me is a gift from God, and within that gift are just tons of smaller gifts for me open and treasure if I'm willing to look, and see, and take the time to wonder at it all. Today, a flock of robins stripped my cherry laurel tree of it's cherries. Those berries have been hanging there for what seems like forever, freezing, thawing, refreezing, thawing again, etc., etc. But today, I guess, they were just right! Either that, or mine were the last ones left in the neighborhood.

I loved listening to their cheerful voices and wondered why I couldn't be that happy with the simple things in life????
I make it all so complicated -- to the point it can make me crabby in a moment!

I want a Robin's heart! I want to see good things in simple places. I want to sit on my branch at the end of the day, snuggle my beak in my feathers and thank the Lord for the berries He gave me, the song He gave me, and another beautiful day! Can it be that hard?????

You've got to watch this! I sooooooo want the book! Be sure to turn off my music at the bottom of the page.


Patty Sumner said...

I love that phrase, "good things in simple places". I am going to use that one again, if it is okay with you. Moments........every moment is a gift from God. If we could just get it. Blessings!

Wanita said...

Hi Cora, I just yesterday received my copy of the book, and it's so good. I believe Amazon is selling it for less than $10 now - a good time to buy it!

Hope you are doing well. It's good to hear from you via your blog.


Denise said...

Cora What a wonderful statement.. I want to have a Robins Heart.... Oh my...... we should all pray for that.. To be content with today and the gifts HE gives today..... Resting well as the sun goes down only to enjoy tomorrow the same.....

The beauty in that statement you made will last me a long time.... I am going to use it....... When I do I will show you......:)

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I love what you said "good things in simple places"...we all have that..we just don't see it, amen? We make everything complicated!


Elaine said...

I found your blog from another blog. :) I loved this post. Love robins and will always think about what you said about thankfulness and wanting a robin's heart when I see one.
Would love for you to visit my blog!
God bless you!