Friday, August 24, 2012

Inspiration for Counting Gifts



From my list of gifts:

#63. Fresh breeze blowing sheer curtains

I referenced this in my post earlier this week, Counting to 1,000 Gifts. As you can see in the photograph, I'm not the only one who enjoys breezy drapery.

To close out this week, I thought I'd offer some more inspiration for counting gifts. This time the words are not from me.

In the words of Abraham Tucker...
Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect ... and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.

Henry Ward Beecher...
The unthankful heart ... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, s the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

e.e. cummings...
I thank You God for this most amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.

Robert Louis Stevenson...
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

Ruth Ann Schabacker...
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

That sums it up nicely, don't you think? What will you find when you untie the ribbons this weekend?

 

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