The gratitude, and the wonder…

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

– G.K. Chesterton


: For new growth

: The chance to begin anew

: the wind and rain, the sun and seed


: the simple pleasure of new (very comfortable) shoes


: to work with our hands

: lightning bugs in the field

: daddy and Eldest and littlest, learning


: for Sabbath and rest

: for family meals together

: for sweet first fruits

: homemade sourdough rolls, fresh from the Mennonites the next hill over

: flowers from my Beloved

: simple candle light

: the gift of ordinary


: for sweet little girl who, when asked for a funny face, gave me this

:kefir smiles

: deep green eyes that watch every move I make

: for pretty floral dresses and the princess that fills the folds


: For smart little boys in matching blue, “because he wears it, I will too”

: For bespectacled owly boy and his contagious laughter

: For the questions (how many!) from Eldest, to ponder and chew (and yes, giggle over too.)

: For the quiet of a weekend holding my family close

holy experience


6 responses to “The gratitude, and the wonder…”

  1. What a beautiful list. Enjoy your blessings.

  2. So very much to say grace over… enjoy!

  3. What wonderful gifts, Joy! I love all the pictures. And thank you for sharing that wonderful quote!

  4. So much to be thankful for…and by the way…the picture of your dinner table looks fabulous…i am getting hugry just looking at it! 🙂

  5. Lightning bugs in the field

    Will I ever stop being enchanted at the tiny sparkles of light dancing in the fields? I hope not!

  6. A delicious dinner, and a delightful list!

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