As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gratitude 8 -- 6:00 am

Most folks are thankful to sleep through 6:00 am. Sometimes I am, too, but on this particular morning as I sat on my deck, I was thankful to be awake because I'm thankful for the wonderful things 6:00 am brings with it. Such as:

1. The quiet in the house.
2. Two sleeping little ones and a sleeping hubby.
3. The smell of coffee.
4. The birds waking up.
5. Squirrels chattering away.
6. No traffic.
7. Needing--and having--a blanket to wrap up in.
8. Fred, our Lab experiment, sitting close by.
9. My rocking chair.
10. The sun splashing into our backyard.
11. Prayer time.
12. God, who is always there waiting...


Debra said...

Okay LOVE that!

sharilyn said...

sounds like a lovely morning...though i must admit, it would take all of that and then some to get me up and about at that time! :) (or just my really obnoxious & rude neighbor blasting his nasty rap music into my bedroom window as he does several mornings a week!) your awakening sounds much more relaxing and enjoyable! :)

Jan Parrish said...

Great post. I feel the same way at about 2 AM. LOL.