1. Faith of the forefathers of this nation. They sacrificed so much to establish this nation.
2. Fresh corn on the cob. Somehow I associate eating corn on the cob with July 4th! This week I bought some that was a new variety for us to try, even though I didn't realize that when I bought several ears at the grocery store. Imagine my surprise when I husked them and found that the kernels were dark to very pale yellow.
3. Many hands make light work. John Heywood, an English writer, collected proverbs, and this is one that he included in The Proverbs and Epigrams of John Heywood. This week a group of women from church came to tackle some much needed weeding in one of our shrub beds. A few brought their children along to help. The weeding has gotten away from me for several reasons these past few years. Their service to us certainly lifted my spirit.
|How this part of the shrub bed looked|
before the weeding
|How the same part of the shrub bed looked|
after the weeding
4. The creativity, strength and energy of youth.
|Gardening chopstick style to move stump.|
5. Potential fruit yield.
|Wild Himalayan blackberries|
|Wild Cascade blackberries|
6. Those who share their time, talents and means to minister to the needs and wishes of others. Besides the huge weeding that was done in our shrub bed, a neighbor took time to pick some fresh garden produce for us.
7. Cloud formations. I saw these unusual clouds today.
|I think these are lenticular clouds.|
8. Talented musicians. I only recently discovered this gifted artist, Jamie Dupuis, who plays an 18 string harp guitar. There is a lot of his work on youtube. Enjoy.
9. Energy. I am thankful for those days when I seem to have more energy and it is only on those days that I become aware of how much that has been lacking on some of the other days. It feels so good to have the old me back when the energy is there!
10. My husband and our family. My heart is tied to theirs.