Gifts that make my life worth living,
gifts that make my moments holy.
Not gifts that I wish for,
but gifts that I have received.
Gifts that bring me back
into Joy and Gratitude.
a handmade thank you card
a field of Christmas trees topped with snowy caps
an enormous, towering bank of clouds over the lake
warm new boots
two days of glorious bright sunshine
the smell of orchids
huge curtains of icicles six feet long
people on snowshoes
home canned V8 juice
kids who can cook for themselves
snowbanks and the fascinating shadows they make
a huge spreading elm tree
piles of snow snaking along the tree branches
learning a new song
the sound of popcorn popping
a planning meeting where we laugh as much as we plan
a wonderfully supportive husband
a God who sets no limit on how many times I ask forgiveness