Thankful Thursday. On one of my morning walks this week I found this birds nest on the ground beside the footpath. It is such an incredible work of art. It is made with some natural fibre but also strips of plastic and lined with pillow stuffing. It certainly would have been a cozy nest.
It reminded me of our family this last weekend. It has been a year since Dad had his accident and we gathered together to remember and honour him. It was a very meaningful occasion, a real team effort, with everybody contributing in different ways. It was like we were in a soft cosy nest with everybody caring and looking after one another. Giving each other the space to share, laugh and remember.
Today I am thankful to God for: campfires, heartfelt songs, stories and memories, crazy socks, slide show complete with upside down slides, a sheet for a screen and technology problems, a full house, hugs, stacked fire wood, farm walks and lunch at the Bunya Mountains.
Thankful Thursday: Just before I was going for my morning walk I looked out the window and the world had turned orange. I raced outside and there was the most incredible sunrise. It was so spectacular! Then on my walk I thought I would do an orange search. It was interesting how little I could find. What I did notice was how often it was used around signs to draw attention to the information. Thinking about the sunrise it was like God drawing our attention to his magnificence and glory! Look up, pay attention! I am doing this for you!
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Today I am thankful to God for: painted skies, a park walk with a pram, campfire meal with neighbours, the colour of pomegranate tea, compliments from students, incredible singing in a school musical, coffee and cake with friends at Maidenwell.
Thankful Thursday: Walking along the beach at Moore Park as the sun rose on a beautiful day, it was so much fun looking at the beautiful coloured shells, as the waves gently lapped the shore. It is interesting how the shells need the water to keep their bright colours and how quickly they dull when they dry.
That is what gratitude does for us. When we see things awash with gratefulness, everything looks bright and joyful. When we are ungrateful and discontent, the world around looks dull and uninviting.
Today I am thankful to God for: the wonderful news of the resurrection on Easter Sunday, family gatherings, card games, beach holidays, cheese platters, the foggy mist on the Bunya Mountains, a little boy splashing in the waves.
Thankful Thursday: As we enter into this Lenten season, a period of 40 days before Easter starting yesterday with Ash Wednesday, it is traditionally a time of reflection and preparation as we follow the course of Jesus' journey to the cross.
I always enjoy my early morning walk. It is part of my morning routine. It helps me to get ready for the day but it is also a time to spend with God, just noticing little gifts he has for me. Usually I go the same way but sometimes I enjoy going a different path. This lent, as I walk, I am going to take a series of 40 photos to help me focus, pay attention and reflect on the gifts that God has for me in that moment.
Today I am thankful to God for: words of inspiration, sharing stories, invitations for collaboration, picking beans and eating them fresh, a video of a gorgeous baby opening his eyes, photo updates, playing chasey, lychees and homegrown eggplant shared.
Hello! My name is Margy. I enjoy living simply, I am trying to slow down and I am learning how to be still. I would love you to join me on this exciting adventure.