light frost

Today is a quiet day at home.  Routine tasks. I also watched some videos on YouTube by Ann Voskamp.  I began a gratitude journal and hope to list a thousand gifts too, and then begin again.  In a way this is like my practice of writing haiku, but the journal is a list.  I am leaving space though for the poems that may arrive later on.

It is amazing the gifts of beauty given at hard times.  I have a picture in my mind of the soft lights in rooms across the courtyard from my mother’s room at the nursing home, during her last illness.  I know enough to know these gifts are like manna.  Daily we look for them and receive; they are given too without looking.  Sheer grace.

I bought a journal from Christine Mason Miller.  Her boutique closes today at 5:00pm PST–please see her website if you wish details.

light frost
this morning
on the bushes
that spell renewal:

Blessings, Ellen

12 thoughts on “light frost

  1. I love the idea of a gratitude journal, Ellen–I may have to take up that challenge! And I always love your poems. You have a new look here–it’s lovely!! God bless you–love, Caddo


  2. A gratitude journal – maybe children in school should be encouraged to keep one of those. Thanks for the cotoneaster – beautiful.


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