February 17, 2018
Once again, it has been two years since I wrote my last blog. My three published works are Margo, Frankie and Welcome to My Front Porch. The latter is a 365-day inspirational book with a message for each day of the year. The two former books are part of the Blue Harbor trilogy. I’m now back to work on the third, and last book of the trilogy, Nora.
In this blog, I’d like to take a page from my book, Welcome to My Front Porch. The title is “Receive Each Day as a Perfect Gift.”
The quote I used was, “As long as I am on ‘this side of the dirt’ as opposed to ‘under it,’ I plan to kick up my heels and live every day to the fullest!” (and, at the age of eighty-two, I’m doing just that!)
We cannot afford to lose even one day of our lives. Each day is a perfect gift waiting to be opened—each minute and hour, a rich, dark chocolate truffle waiting to be savored!
The first thing we can do in the morning is give thanks for the upcoming surprises (miracles) that await us. Giving thanks for each day multiplies the experiences for which we can be thankful; so that by the time our heads hit the pillow at night we’ve had a bushel-full of fruitful life experiences. It’s like going to the mailbox each day, knowing that we’ve won that day’s lottery and the check is in the mail. Or, maybe, picking up the phone and the voice on the other end says, “Your name has been drawn, and you’ve won a trip to the Caribbean.”
Life is to be lived with only positive expectations—a glorious dance with the Beloved! Make it just that, and you will not have wasted one precious minute!
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was thank you—that would suffice.”
This is the month of Thanksgiving, the month when families gather around the dining room table—a table set with grandma’s finest china and crystal. It is a glorious time of eating too much turkey and stuffing, in a room full of laughing and loving.
We have so very much to be thankful for on a daily basis: our homes that shelter and protect us, our loved ones who help make us who we are, the family pet, that unconditionally loving piece of fur who entertains us with his/her antics, and, most importantly, we have the life that God has given us in order that we might fulfill our purpose here on this beautiful earth.
The Common Book of Prayer, says it all so eloquently, “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; and show ourselves glad in Him with psalms.”
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!