Thankful I can hear the sound of the wind in the pines, the gentle lap of the waves on the shore, the prayers of the small birds in the early morning light, the silence of the morning covered in white.
Thankful I can see the colors of the changing seasons, the cherry blossoms, iris, daisies, roses, and marigolds, the changing colors of the leaves, snow on the bare branches.
Thankful for the taste of strawberries, ice cream, lemonade, and pumpkin pie.
Thankful for the smell of rain, a baby’s cheek, Thanksgiving dinner.
Thankful for memories of laughter, hugs, shared moments of silence.
Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psalm 103:1