Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

I am grateful for old western movies. I love Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and John Wayne! I like the old music and black and white pictures too. I enjoyed seeing the manners, respect and honor that they exhibited as they were being the heros of my youth. Wish there were movies like that today.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

“We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, 'Why did this happen to me?' unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way." - anonymous

I am grateful that I can experience the beauty of nature so often. I was sitting by the river today and saw an osprey scoop a fish right out of the water (in front of me) and fly up the river! He or she was beautiful! The longer I spend by the river the more I get to see life revolving around it. I am truly grateful for this blessing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day." - Booker T. Washington

I am grateful for planes! It is so great to be able to fly somewhere that takes forever driving. I know that some think that flying has lost its luster but think what it was like before we had that opportunity. When it does go well you get to your destination fast and ready to have fun : )

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." - Henry Clay

I am very grateful when I can render service to others. It makes me feel good inside and helps me to appreciate the life I have. Giving charity to others helps to spread God's love around : )

Friday, October 15, 2010

"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown." - Abraham Lincoln

I am grateful for my good heath so I can exercise every morning. It makes me feel good physically and mentally. I appreciate the fact that I can do it. There are so many who cannot.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It has been too long since I wrote my gratitude blog. My daughter Shan came to visit with the grandsons for a week and then I turned around and went to a conference for one of my hobbies and didn't have access to a computer.
I am so grateful for God's grace and being able to repent of my sins. I am also grateful that my friends and family always forgive me and continue to encourage me in the ever allusive goal towards perfection.
Life is wonderful!