*for “Coldcalm” and other homeopathic remedies that allow my girl to heal without doing further damage to her immune system.
*for my husband who assures me that we “will get by” even if I am unable to work for a time.
*for the gift of imagination that runs through the fingers of my son and spills with glorious details upon a page.
*For Amanda, my new weight loss cheerleader
*the gift to recognize when I am feeling envious of someone or something to be able to let that go and rejoice in anothers good fortune
*bacon, lettuce, tomato on wheat bread with a smear of mayo...delight on a rainy afternoon.
*new fabric bundles arrive and the endless possibilities light my creative path
*God’s word, strong and true, instilling a deeper commitment to quiet dialouge.
*new tennis shoes = new adventures
*A stunning spring day with a fluttering breeze
*sun hats brought out of winter doldrums
*ponytails holders that try to corral a cocoughany of curls for a blue-eyed lovely
*fresh produce green with life
*Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” on DVD
* A Saturday night spent watching movies with my one true love
*strong men doing the spring chores with joy and laughter
*a smile from MIss Courtney, the first one in four days...pure joy.
*putting away the heavy sweaters and taking out clothing for warmer days
*weeding, mulching and preparing the beds for new growth
*hot vegetable soup served to fill the tummys of those I love
*a clean and ironed tablecloth covering upon the family table celebrating lighter days
*a supportive group of weight watcher companions each cheering me on to look at food as *nourishment for the body not as a balm for all that ails my heart and soul
*words that soothe and encourage, given freely with joy
*a good book on a Sunday afternoon
*a day of rest
*physicians with calm and steady countenance
*modern medicine - a true gift
* 4.4 pounds lost in seven days of paying attention to how I nourish my body