Monday, January 31, 2011

Multitude Monday XII

The count continues, the awakening continues, the noticing of all that is beautiful about the mundane, the lovely, the shabby around me.

107. Eyes that see

108. Legs that walk, even with a sore knee after Saturday's 12-mile run

109. A cup of coffee in the morning

110. A cup of peppermint tea  in the afternoon

111. A homemade omelet at a friend's kitchen table after that 12-mile run, with laughter and tears to wash it down. Thank you Greta!

112. Unmerited favor from friends: Picking up their boys after hours at our house, they leave a bag of chocolate, coffee, apples and oranges. Thank you Joel and Laurie! May I be infected with such a generous spirit. 

113. Warm January breezes and afternoons at the park before the cold front rolls in

114. Takeout delivered by my neighbor to help feed all the extra kids at our house (including her own). Thank you Emily! 

115. The five year old improvising, full-throated, on the swing.
"Walking under the GOLDEN SUN!
Praising God for what He has done.
Praise Him for my money, so I can spend it
Praise Him for my nice warm house ... oh!
Walking under the GOLDEN SUN ..." 
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. 

116. Kids playing Capture the Flag at dusk in the yard

117. A husband who gets up at night to answer the puppy's bladder-call

118. Puppy love. 

119. The ultimate status update: Being released from sins (as a prisoner) to become a king and priest to God (Rev. 1:5-6). Because He loves us! 


Trish said...

Thank you for stopping by my place. It's nice to "meet" you. And yes, counting the blessings makes a huge difference when we have THOSE days. Welcome to the community of counters.


JoAnn said...

I am reading the book, eager to learn how she got from Doubter to Believer. Thanks for introducing us to One Thousand Gifts. I am enjoying it.

Tamara said...

I love the improvised song on the swing! said...

Awww...what kind of puppy is that?!


Julie said...

wonderful, funny, just too cute, spiritually encouraging! and I'm super envious that you can do a 12 mile run! Wow, I'd be lucky to run for 12 minutes..ok 6...maybe 4..but I'd like to one day!
I can relate to the morning coffee and afternoon tea though! And a husband who shares in getting up to answer the baby...and sometimes the old dog depending if he ate too many "treats" from the what the baby chucked across the room:)

Vanessa said...

Like usual, the thankful posts are my favorite posts of yours. And can I just say again that Pongo is just the cutest pup! Can you ask Caroline to write a song about the Yu's. I think she would come up with the perfect song.