Tag: Teamwork

Bloganuary prompt: January 10, 2022

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

This is a quote from Ann Voskamp from my post, Grateful, on November 28, 2019, along with my thoughts.

 “Little nails and a steady hammer can rebuild a life – eucharisteo precedes the miracle.”

Selections from One Thousand Gifts: Finding Joy in What Really Matters by Ann Voskamp (2012, Zondervan; author copyright). The quote is from page 31. The “Interior photography” is also by Ann Voskamp.

In April 2013 I wrote, The goal is to always find something to praise – however tiny.  It’s interesting as I type this, I recall such vivid images of beauty outside the windows during difficult days.  I didn’t think of myself as having that visual sense before.  Now it is appearing in my poetry, as a natural part of life.

And today’s question from The Team at WordPress.com: What are 5 things you’re grateful for today? Since it is very cold today, my first thoughts are: our home, power, water and food, warmth, lights. And I can blog – which leads to health, vision, computer and internet, Karl’s help, WordPress.com and community.

I do not take anything for granted.

Once you begin with gratitude, the list grows . . .

As I wrote yesterday, teamwork.

Given the weather, I also think of Habitat for Humanity “We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.” And many other good works.

yesterday afternoon
for a short time
sunny and cold
the evergreen
branches in wind
inspired thoughts
of Spring
and then the day
grew grey as it
ended and Winter
here for awhile
with gratitude

Ellen Grace Olinger

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