Today, I found myself tuned into nature. Now this is NOT normal... I'm not really an outdoorsy kinda girl. I guess going on a field trip with my son, to a farm, kinda helps explain where all this is coming from. While driving to the farm, the warm sun shining on me felt amazing and I thought "Thank you, God." Then, when we were on a hay ride, I witnessed leaves gracefully spinning and dancing to the ground, followed by a yellow moth (which is similar to a butterfly and I love butterflies), land on some harvested corn stalks. My boys and I joined my parents for a visit to another farm this evening to buy apples and to eat a delicious turkey dinner (I know, can you believe it, two farms in one day for this city girl?!?). And while we were driving, we saw the most beautiful sunset:
I noticed something new about sunsets tonight. After the sun has officially disappeared from view, it splashes a beautiful display of colors across the sky... tonight the sky was painted with pinks and purples. It was stunning. I never realized how some of the most beautiful colors show up AFTER the sun has set. This sunset pattern can apply to our own lives... sometimes our most beautiful colors shine through after a tough experience is over. I can think of one friend in particular who is radiant with beauty as she's learning to work through some of her past experiences. She is stunning, just like the sunset tonight. I love how God displays His beauty through nature and through us.
So, tonight I am thankful for...
1. The warm sun shining on me while driving today
2. Leaves dancing gracefully in the breeze
3. The beautiful sunset and lessons God taught me through the sunset
4. My amazing mom who helps me out so much... and who I have so much fun with too!
5. A hubby who loves God and serves Him
Here's to 10,000 reasons... only 8,937 to go...