And really there is always something to be thankful for ...
muddy footprints from girls playing joyfully outside on a beautiful Monday morning
niece's baby toys strewn from one end of the house to the other
sink filled with dishes waiting to be washed
laundry overflowing the hamper (dress up is such fun)
grass to be mowed
flowers to be planted
a garden growing more grass than vegetables at the moment (No need to go to the gym when you're spending hours hoeing and yanking weeds out by their strong little roots.)
a to-do this week list filled with needful but less than delightful chores ...
Giving thanks today anyway for the signs of life all around.