I am starting a new blog series called "Taking Pleasure in the Simple Things." I want to be purposeful when it comes to gratitude. It is easier to be thankful for the "obvious" things like health and family but I often forget to express my gratitude for the simpler things.
For this first post, I am grateful for this lily. It is the first one to pop up in our little pond in the backyard. It is so pretty. It pops open in the morning and by dinner time it closes up for the evening. This lily reminds me of all the labor that my husband put in to create this pond in our yard.
This little frog loves to sit on the lily pads and soak up the sun during the day. It is very peaceful to take a minute out of my day and look at the pond and listen to the water trickle over the rocks.
"Consider the lilies and how they grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."