Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - giving thanks

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Yesterday I was reading one of the papercrafting blogs I read every day, and they were having a contest.  To enter to win, you had to leave a comment saying what was the NUMBER ONE, TOP OF THE LIST THING FOR WHICH YOU WERE GRATEFUL.  I said, that was easy, God....because He was responsible for all the others on the list.  That sure does shorten the list because mine is quite long since I've learned to be thankful for everything, good, bad, ugly, indifferent, everything, because it's all  good in it's own way, and it's all good in how I perceive it.  When I walk the dogs at 4 in the morning, I say my prayers.  I'm easily distracted, so my prayers are interspersed with just random thoughts, but I figure God doesn't mind - he and I have a very informal type relationship.  Today I was thinking about an old boss who used to call me an enigma.  We won't get into that long story today, but I was also thinking how somewhere in my 50's I finally realized that other people had opinions.  Strange, I know, but....that led me to thinking about how some of my opinions are set in stone and I can't see why others even question them.  Such as - which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Well, that's simple to me - the chicken, because God made animals, he didn't make eggs....at least
that's what I was taught and what I believe.  Creationism and evolution?  No question to me - God made everything, and then everything slowly evolved.  What's so hard about that?  Sorry, if I have offended anyone.  As I now know, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, some of them are very interesting and informative, but I have a few rock solid ones that don't change, you're invited to visit them, but you don't have to believe them. 

That was the scenic route to today's thought - this guy with his head on the red pillow is definitely one of my favorite gifts from God.  That's my crazy, clumsy, goofy, lovable Jeffie.  See that crate behind him?  There is another one stacked on top of that.  The pillow was in the top crate.  I guess Jeff decided he would like to lie on that pillow in that patch of sun, so he did.  And I'm grateful, for it all.  Like ripples in water - it spreads out.  I'm grateful for Jeffie, and the red pillow, and the patch of sun, and the pretty room in the nice house in the quaint town in the lovely state in the wonderful country in the interesting world in the amazing solar system, made by God.

Have a great day.  Care to share your thankful thoughts with me?  Leave comments, I love to read them.  Peace.  B : )


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I shall rest my head
on this lovely pillow—red,
my favorite color.

My Ruby Tuesday

BeachILike said...

If you got the give away pillow case from Mary, will you give him?

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Ricepatty said...

That was quite nice to read and I don't think a bit stirring :)
I am thankful for your constant wisdom and friendship.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Very nice read and I love Jeffi and his red pillow.

Martha in PA said...

Great photo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marice said...

thanks for sharing :) we really have lots to be thankful for! oh btw that dog is really cute!

u may view mine if u have time

shopannies said...

very cute

Raven said...

What a nice post... and sweet puppy. I too am a great believer in gratitude and practice it regularly as you do. I learned a mantra a while back which has been life-changing for me. It goes, "thank you for everything. I have no complaints whatsoever." Over time, I have found that even the worst moments in life have gifts if we just open our hearts to them. Happy Thanksgiving.

moosh said...

My sister-in-law has a greyhound. They are such nice, docile dogs.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

I'm right there with you in your thoughts and views B :-)

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