Monday, 24 October 2011

Grace Notes - Counting the Gifts 496-508

A person however learned and qualified in his life's work, in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant. 
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation: 
 I will praise Thee among much people.
Psalm 35:18

Grateful this week for these gifts:

496.  one brave little cherry tomato clinging to the vine in mid-October

497.  hope for the future
498.  the One who is able to keep me from stumbling (Jude 24)
499.  pomegranate season
500.  pressing on . . . halfway to 1000 gifts listed
501.  moments spent enjoying a ladybug

502.  tackling a difficult cleanup . . . slow & steady
503.  first haircut in almost a year
504.  going natural . . . loving my gray hair
505.  reading a captivating series of books
506.  cobwebs in the misty morning

507.  all creatures great and small
508.  my special tonic that shut down the sniffles and sneezes I woke up with

Linking with the grateful ones at . . . 


  1. Lovely reminders of everyday things that are special gifts from our loving Father.

    Hope you are feeling better.

  2. hi Andrea Dawn,

    i have seen you over at Craig's, and i saw you on the link today at Ann's, so just stopping by to see your list.

    a beautiful list..i liked a brave little cherry, and pressing on to 1,000 gifts. at times it is difficult. i find myself fickle and uncommitted and this leads me to behold God's great faithfulness. i also liked--really liked--your picture of the special tonic. beautiful morning light and shadows.

    blessings in His grace,


  3. ...and your mention of pomegranates! Yes!
    Dear Shoshi has a tree of them in her yard, a very fruitful tree! That and lemons are her favourite foods and what trees did the Lord have planted for her when she moved to South Africa? Yup! and a few others for extra joy...lime and orange and peach...
    I also just picked my last cherry tomato... frost is here in the mornings now so the garden is harvested and resting.
    I am glad your tonic is working; I threw a piece of ginger root in my fresh carrot/apple juice this morning. (my tonic)
    Love your "halfway mark", your lady bug, your web, and that you are going natural :)
    LOVE your photos, always, and your gratitude!
    you are a fragrant perfume to us, dear friend...


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