Friday, April 30, 2010

Fabulous Friday Five

"It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life."

-Elizabeth Elliot













Over time I have enjoyed reading the Friday blogs of both my daughter, http://www.sweetteasunshine.blogspot.com/ and my husband, http://www.sherwingoerlitz.blogspot.com/ where they share their gratitude for the past week…now, because I was feeling poorly about missing out on Thursday Thirteen yesterday I thought I should make up a list of Friday Fifteen as my grateful list…

A cooler head prevailed and I have settled on Friday Five as my offering tonight.

1. That cooler head belongs to my dear husband who fills my life with adventure and fun…we have had good laughs and some tears together for over 43 years.














2. My dear children who all lead fine, productive lives and have exciting adventures of their own.












Time for an update but they are a beautiful bunch, aren't they?

3. This beautiful spot where we live and where we cannot help but express our amazement at the beauty as we stand up and look around instead of keeping our eyes in the weeds and the rocks all the time.













4. There are so many native flowers blooming right now and of course I cannot go to Big Town without stopping to buy at least one pot of flowers.













5. The marvelous potential I see in my small basil and artichoke plants…two favorites in our diet.













And I could go on and on...but I will say good night and God bless you all.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dedicated to those looking for a little comfort!

If you have been watching too much international news, like me, you may feel a need for some calm comfort.  Some years ago I wrote this little poem for just a day like today.

These little birds feel very comfortable and safe here...they will even come to rest on your shoulder or head if you are working quietly in the garden. 













Oh, little brown bird
Who flits through the trees;
Did you know that the Lord
Is watchful and sees?
All the cold and the snow,
All the misery and woe,
That comes to all birds
That live here below?


Oh, little brown bird
Did you know that it’s spring?
That the Lord who watched o’er you
Through winter, will bring
Fresh grass and warm air
Blue skies and days fair
For He loves you and sees you
And knows that you’re there.             -Shirley Ann Goerlitz



















God sees the little sparrows fall,
They meet His tender view;
If God so loves the little birds,
I know He loves me too.
He paints the lily of the field,
Perfumes each lily bell;
If He so loves the little flowers
I know He loves me well.                         -Maria Straus

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Come Dance With Me

Welcome to my world...Here is your invitation to see my world from up-close and somewhat personal. You will see what is most important to me from day to day and how much fun I have doing what I do.
















Whenever I hear that music
Whenever I hear that song
I just can’t help dancing
But you can dance along.