Saturday, November 19, 2011
herwin had a birthday today, for which I am thankful. The very fact that we have travelled together down the road for over 45 years officially, is quite astounding. I am grateful that we both have good health and the enjoyment of each other. We feel most abundantly blessed.
Today when I realized there was snow on the ground outside I had to run out to take some photos...we do not get that much snow here for which I am thankful, but it was pretty this morning.
I am very thankful for my new little apple trees that I planted some time ago. I talk to them. I rub their leaves. I sing to them and am expecting them to have a 'fruitful' season next year.
But when I see them covered in snow I am thankful for the promise of Spring.
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." -Anne Bradstreet
"Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell me, what is it that you are most thankful for tonight? Tell me, what promise do you hope for, knowing it is sure? For you I am wishing something to be thankful for and some promise that you know is a sure thing.
Posted by The Islander at 6:26 PM