For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)
I’m eternally grateful that I get to spend my declining years between the mountain and the sea. For this “flatlander” from arid Texas to be able to walk out my door and look one direction and see Puget Sound, and the other direction and see Mt. Rainier is a blessing.
“For the beauty of the earth…Lord, of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.”
Today I’m reminded that light ALWAYS follows dark. I’m reminded that blue skies ALWAYS follow rain. I’m reminded that spring ALWAYS follows winter. I’m reminded that I can personally do NOTHING about the state of the world except care for the needy, feed the hungry, tend the children and the old, love justice, do mercy, and walk humbly with God. So today I’m thankful to remember it’s not about me, but I DO have something I can do – with God’s help.
The top of Myrtle Falls (where it FALLS over the cliff) at Paradise on Mt Rainier.
Fires at the base of Mt Rainier. We need rain. Everything is tinder-dry. Whoever thought we – in the Pacific Northwest – would be saying “We need rain.”
Cooler weather after several days of scorching heat – over 90 deg., which for Washington is a broiler.
Yesterday’s harvest. I may have planted, and watered, and harvested, but God gave the seeds to feed us.
Beautiful clear water in Crescent Lake on the Olympic Peninsula.