I'm thankful for:
Laughing with friends so hard we hyperventilate;
Good and simple food like homemade bread, okra, pears, chicken pie, sugar snap peas, molasses cookies, strawberries and cream;
Walks with my favorite, through the children-peppered parks and the tunnels of old southern oaks;
Texts and calls to family far away but close in heart;
Folks to laugh and chat with in your car when you make a long car ride home in the dark;
Singing hymns with great courage;
The sounds of the dishwasher and the dryer, calming in repetition, comfort in clean and dry;
The handsome rabbit I sometimes spot amid my wild weeds;
Friends who pray for you as you embark on adventures, or in the everyday;
The way my kitchen windows steam when I'm cooking on the stove;
Sitting and listening long enough to hear someone else's story;
Anticipation of reunions and celebrations and spring awakenings;
A comfy chair, and blankets, and even a stalwart teddy bear;
The fogginess of tomorrow and the brightness of this moment mixed to make our lives.
* Your turn. Tell me what you're thankful for these days - or even simply today, this moment.