I’ve decided to be more intentional about recognizing my blessings. Since this occurred to me when I got up this morning, I decided this was a good day to start. Our air conditioned home is a blessing in itself. It’s a rambler, and everything we need is on one floor. It’s easy for me to maintain the house and not wear myself out. Our yard is large and full of flowers and trees. I am blessed to have such a yard, and even though I can no longer take very good care of the gardens, I love seeing the vegetation, the birds, and yes, even the squirrels from my deck. I ate a perfect peach for breakfast and went to a meeting of people that I enjoy and appreciate.
I came home in time for an appointment with a decorator—we need a new paint job. But she was running late and called. That was okay because I rescheduled and then took a nice long nap. My husband went to a picnic without me, so that I could stay home and write, which I did. I took a break and went for a long walk in our suburban neighborhood which borders two parks. A half block from home, I was met by a young fawn that still had her spots. She watched me walking towards her, so I stopped, afraid that I would frighten her. I spoke softly to her and to my great surprise, she began walking toward me! I told her she was a silly fawn, that she didn’t know me very well and her mother would probably not be happy if we struck up a friendship. She twitched her ears, and then reluctantly, it seemed, she bounded off into the woods.
My husband was home when my walk was over and we chatted a while. Then I sat down to write this page. Without even thinking about it, I had spent the entire day praising God in the things that I saw and did, the highlight of which was God sending the adorable little fawn to visit with me.
Praise You, God of all the universe, for caring enough for me to bless me each and every day! Amen