Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, 
that saved a wretch like me. 
I once was lost, but now am found; 
was blind, but now I see! 

Mercy – new every morning!!!

A nice warm apartment 
when it’s bitter cold outside – 
should warm up a bit later this week.

My violets that provide a splash of color! 
Starting to feel the desire again 
to visit a local greenhouse as I do every year.

My unhurried yet steady rhythm of life.

Strength to still clean my own place, 
do my own laundry, my own shopping,
and work part-time.

A manageable to-do list!

A chat with Evi as she is taking a new course at Red Deer College! She’s happy and finds the studies very interesting!

She’s back to work on Tuesday. 
Her hubby is such a support 
and her children are old enough 
to support mom in this new venture.

Cherishing every moment hubby and I 
have together to just do what we feel like!

Opportunities to learn new things every day – 
especially from wonderful blog buds!!


Sandy said...

Such an uplifting list, Karin. A day brightener for me to be reminded that these are all wonderful things for which to be thankful.

ellen b. said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for Karin. Have a great week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful thoughts of thankfulness, Karin. We all have so much to be thankful for, each and every single day... I love your African Violet. My mother used to have them and they were so pretty...


pam said...

Lovely's a good day!

Ginny said...

Yes, we both have so much to be thankful for!!! I didn't know you grow African Violets! I have a friend who does and says they are easy...I don't know, I guess they bloom all year long, I think she told me that.

Doris Sturm said...

There are so many things to be thankful for and I try to count my blessings every day, especially when I start feeling myself getting "blue."

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

We have so much to be thankful for,and yet too often complain about the little things.Thanks for this beautiful post.

George said...

Thanks for the reminder that the simplest things can be the biggest blessings.

Glenda said...

You inspire me to be more thankful!

Ann said...

Amazing Race, and how great thou Art were two songs my American missionary teacher Jackie taught when I was 15. They remain my favorites and I have fond memories of her. I still correspond with her, and she lives in Maryland. A wonderful woman.

Betty said...

Amazing Grace is one of my favorite songs. I get tears almost every time.
Glad your daughter is doing well and you had such a nice chat with her.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Your pretty flower and thankful thoughts Warmed me tonight!! & I sure need warming. It's freezing here with a blizzard raging outside!! brrrr....

Stay Safe & Warm, Karin!!
Coreen xoxoxo

Evi said...

Definitely lots to be thankful for!

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

Nice and warm thoughts on a chilly evening.

I always like to keep flowers blooming indoors through the winter, too. It makes the heart cheery even when the day is dreary.

Lady Dorothy said...

Great list, as usual. :-) I love the one about cherishing the time you have with your husband.