It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Fives 05.29.2015

The reflection of light through the trees along Cypress Creek, Comfort TX
1.  I am thankful for the safety of myself and my family and our property during the recent round of destructive storms that have marched across Texas.  I am saddened by the loss of life and property that others have experienced.  Life is fragile.  More storms went through last night, but this morning they moved on leaving a cloudless blue sky to kiss the earth.  Thank you for rain and sun.

2.  I am thankful for early mornings on the deck, coffee cup in hand, sitting in the darkness.  My quiet time. I am not an early riser by habit, but having the dogs has changed that.  The plus side is that now I get to enjoy this time every morning and it gets me out of bed a little easier.

3.  I am thankful for light.  Just as I watched it reflect on the water of the creek in the picture above, I watched it this afternoon filter through the trees in my yard.  It illuminated spots on the trees and created a lacy pattern on the ground.  I would not want to live in darkness without the artful surprises that the light brings.

4.  I am thankful for health, but tonight I am thankful that I am almost pain free.  Between messing up my back while doing yard work and a fall I took during a rain storm my body has been in constant discomfort.  I am thankful that I am beginning to heal and pain is diminishing.

5.  I am thankful for those little plastic bags that zip close (don't laugh!).  They come in various sizes and types which makes the storage possibilities endless.  I appreciate these little bags that make storage so convenient.  Food, beads, little parts you don't want to loose, makeup you don't want to spill out into your bag, dog treats, mixes of spices, just about everything imaginable goes into these bags.  For conveniences, I give thanks.


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely Friday Five! I never really thought about it, but yes, those zip bags are awesome! My dogs also help give me discipline for which I am grateful. And just today, as once again I was parking in the spot the fartherest away from the grocery store, I was so thankful to be able to walk again, and for that, I do it as often as possible, praising every step of the way.

    It is so hard to need the rain and yet see the destruction it brings, but thankful for the blessings it brings at the same time it brings pain. It does make you mindful of the fragility.