Friday, April 29, 2011
I Am Here Today - Give Thanks
Wednesday was 4 " of snow and Thursday we reached 62 warm windy and I mean windy degrees. Today is might top out at 70 but we pay for it by winds clocking in around 48 miles per hour. It is hard to get outside work done when you can't keep on your feet. The country - strike that - make that the world has been hit with Mother Natures Hard Hands and we are not out of it yet...
This morning the weather guesser gave us here in Colorado all the up to date information on how to keep yourself safe now that we are in Tornado Season. Explain to me how those poor folks across the South were to keep themselves safe??? We do the best with can and hope that you make it through. We do the sit in the basement with head lamps on as we pray with all our might that this time we are spared and others do not suffer. It reminds me of when my boys would kick down an ant hill to watch them run and then rebuild (Yes, I explained to them that this was not a good thing to do) however I think in the long run it taught them that we are all ants. That forces greater then ourselves has complete control over when we are here or not - this is not meant to make you depressed but rather to remind yourself to live in THIS MOMENT and ENJOY those very small things that pass us by without a notice because none of us are to know when it will be our last day here.
Even thou the wind is already howling and the animals have hunkered down in their shelters I will go about celebrating those things that are right in front of me today and try not to be living in future worry.... What will be on your "Today I am Thankful" list? Mine was at 4 am that my sweet little goat bottle kids where so happy to see me as I walked into the barn this morning. They greet me with such love, need and tiny kisses that no matter so tired, slow or in pain I am it washes away all of that and fills me up with purpose and joy...
Today as the dye pots are bubbling away on the stove and I try to capture that perfect photo of what I have been working on into the wee hours of the morning I will post a sign to remind myself - I Am Here Today - Give Thanks
I also want to give thanks for all of you who take the time to read my silly posts and then comment on them - you add such joy to my day and I look foreword to reading your thoughts. You give me a touch stone when I have spent too much time in my brain stewing things over. I give thanks each day that I have an extended circle of friends who care about the goings on at this Funny Farm. I give Thanks for you!