Here's what I'm thankful for tonight:
2. I'm thankful for a week's vacation, time off from work. Actually, it's 10 days long because of the Memorial Day weekend. While I'm not taking the road trip I wanted, I know that it will come in due time. I do have some travels planned, and of course, will be sharing them here. It is a good thing to know that the next 10 days are all mine.
3. I'm thankful for the rains that have come, including the fierce storm that went through this morning. This afternoon the sun, less the humidity, came out and finished up a beautiful day. The life giving rain has given a deep greenness to the trees, growth to the grass and shrubs, and food for the deer and other grazing wildlife. For this I am deeply grateful to the Creator.
4. I'm thankful for dining al fresco. It is my favorite way to eat and I partake of most meals, weather permitting, that way. The fresh air and peaceful, quiet of nature around me are a soothing accompaniment to my food. Often I find myself lingering after the meal in these pleasant surroundings.
5. I am thankful for the soft, comfortable bed that will welcome me in a few hours. I am tired; I am ready for restful sleep with no alarm clock to wake me. The walls of the room will wrap themselves around me and the roof will shelter me; I am thankful that I can lay down and sleep in safety and comfort. I am thankful for the gift of sleep that restores me.
On this Friday night I have much for which to be thankful. I'm sure you do, too!