No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.      Unknown

I’m Grateful for  

lightness in her laughter  

chocolate tart perfection  

a house of children to the brim  

a man bun in his hair  

warm covers and soft snow falling  

the return of loved ones from afar  

the surprise of generosity  

the meal of forgiveness on a table well set  

those who dropped by just because  

at church the 4 year old boy named Tiger and his brilliant smile  

helping hands for kitchen duty  

dogs with treats and expectation of more  

prayers with my niece, sweet young only fifteen  

determined hike, on his new trail conversation willing us forward  

roses, candles, pumpkins, chestnuts, artichokes, and persimmons on the table  

camping chairs and blankets in November crowd the living room so all can watch the movie

grace to grow a family and a table to give thanks

God’s abundant love and encouragement  


Additional reference: Colossians 2:6-7

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

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