The day begins.
I hear the birds sweetly singing their morning songs . . . I smile.
I work through my morning routine of breakfast, bathing, and dressing . . . I smile.
I read inspiring words, write, and play the piano . . . I smile.
I go for a walk my feet keeping a steady beat on the crunchy leaves . . . I smile.
I have chores to do. I hear the rhythm of the washing machine . . . I smile.
The clock strikes noon. I eat a chicken salad sandwich with craisens, pecans, and apple pieces . . . I smile.
I read a few blogs, check to see what’s happening on Facebook and look at friends’ pictures on Flickr . . . I smile.
I prepare our evening meal . . . I smile
My husband arrives home from work . . . I smile.
I head to bed . . . I smile.
Why do I smile?
Because when I look at my life with open eyes, I see much to be grateful for.
- the ability to hear
- scented soap and cinnamon toothpaste
- piano lessons as a child
- sun rays streaming through the trees
- a washer that does the work for me
- a shared recipe
- online friends who inspire, especially the ones here at FOL
- an abundance of tasty food
- crisp sheets and cozy quilts
I have become happy, hopeful, and content because my heart overflows with gratitude.
“The eyes of my eyes are opened.”
~ E. E. Cummings
I wish each of you a peaceful Thanksgiving season.