Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Again and again and again...

I'm sitting here in my quiet house, slightly chilly in front of the open windows, just wanting to write. To you. Wanting to connect. With you. Again. Again and again and again. Have I told you lately how much I love my space here? My time with you? Those few minutes as I read and reread your comments and feel, more than loved, understood? I do. I love you. I am grateful for you. Grateful for every kind thought, birthday wish, sweet gift, gentle word, loving thought. Just very, very grateful.

In the quiet peace of my home, I want to count my blessings. Again. Again and again and again. Know that when I do, I think of you. and you. and you.

I write my list and I whisper, "Thank you. Oh, thank you, Lord."
  • for friends who are not near, but are never far
  • for a friend who celebrates my birthday all week long
  • for my love, my child, my home
  • for the constant generosity of blogging friends
  • for people who make a difference
  • for the chance to serve
  • for books and books and books
  • for autumn and the way the trees are shyly changing into their ballgowns
  • for favorite people who just can't quit blogging
  • for perfect birthday presents
  • for beauty
  • for love
  • for peace
  • for joy
  • for contentment
  • for laughter
What about you? What blessings do you count again and again and again?


The amazing picture above was taken by my friend, Se'lah and given to me as a gift when I admired it. Don't you just love people like that? Oh, you'll love Se'lah. For sure.

31 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

Beautiful thoughts Relyn (-:

Elle Bee said...

I love your flikr photos! And I really enjoyed reading Mackin Ink.

I know what you mean about feeling loved & understood by fellow bloggers. It's really amazing, isn't it.

The blessings I count again and again are my 3 joeys. :o) They are the air I breathe.

Elle

TheChicGeek said...

Hi Relyn :D

I missed your birthday :( BOO-HOO!

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL!!!! LOL
I hope this is your very best year ever!

My list is really the same as yours. I have so many things to be thankful for. If I feel sad I can always count on my blog friends to lift me up too! It truly is magical, isn't it. We are very blessed.

So Happy Birthday, Relyn!
Big Hugs <3

PS: I LOVE your space here too :D

smith kaich jones said...

A truly heartfelt list and I am thankful for the same things. i am also thankful for my belly that puts up all I put it through, for my almost 56 year old legs that keep walking, for my hands that will hold a 1" paintbrush and paint a kitchen. :)

xoxo
Debi

A Cuban In London said...

Many thanks for those wonderful thoughts.

Greetings from London.

meandering pearl said...

i niminated you for an award! hope thats ok :)
lots of cheering for the birthday girl!!!

RedorGrayArt said...

what a feeling of happy here..thank you for the way you share in this space.

karey m. said...

it's lovely to start my day like this...

thank you. really...

Tracy said...

Such a lovely, sweet celebration of friends, family and life here today, Relyn! And that's how I feel too...just so very blessed to be alive today, this moment, to be surrounded by the love of family & friends--near, far and in blogland! Life is good--very good! :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Gayle said...

What a list! You are such a joy, Relyn. Thank you for being you!

Joanne said...

Beautiful post, Relyn. My list is so similar to yours, autumn and books and blogging. And especially for my home, and the peace within it. Happy autumn to you ...

Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

We definitely count you as one of our daily blessings. Just stopping by your blog, you feel the sincerity and heart felt warmth from your words.

Thank you for your friendship, your comments and your love.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jaime said...

Oh how wonderful!

I kept getting lost in other places as I followed your links, but I have come back to thank you for this lovely list of thankfulness.
I am so very thankful.
And I love you.

xo

dutchbaby said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Relyn! Sorry I'm a little belated, but then again, it stretches it out a little doesn't it?

I am grateful for my wonderful community of family and friends, my health, for living in California - surrounded by beauty in every direction, and having the opportunity to travel all I want.

PixieDust said...

I loved seeing favorite corners in your home! I especially love that I found you in each and every one, such beauty--it was easy to see you standing there camera in hand, smile on your face... I feel blessed that I have met you, that I was invited to sit by your fire and feel the warmth of your friendship...

(((hugs))),
love,
me

Gigi said...

Oh, I was feeling down today, and then I read your post. Thank you, thank you, thank you, sweet woman. I echo the blessings you listed. I feel so lucky to know you even from way over here in my corner of the world.

Hugs,
Gigi

Yolanda said...

I loved your lists and am grateful for your presence here and the beauty you bring to this little corner of the world. Have you read either of the books yet?

Jeanne said...

I love you
Thank you

Jeanne said...

Blessings I count again and Again
EVERY Single one

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

SE'LAH... said...

Just wanted to say thank you for your friendship. You are always ready and willing to give of yourself to others, as much as we'd love to give to you.

many blessings.

xo

Char said...

I am so thankful for this beautiful day

Delena said...

So thankful that I came across your blog and added it to my daily read list. Happy Birthday !!

beth said...

honestly....right now the only blessing that counts is that we are all alive....

too many car accidents are taking the lives of young people and it just breaks my heart....

Mrs. E said...

List writing is the best! Your list makes me happy. Have a wonderful end of the week!

Suz said...

I'm a new friend,Hi!
Enjoy all your wonderful posts and your choice of music.
Happy day of your birth!

susanna said...

Well, I'm so glad that YOU are here in this wonderful blogosphere, Relyn. Your posts read like we are sitting across from one another in a cafe. Your visits & comments are always a joy and often have me laughing out loud. And I cannot believe how many books your read!!! Oh my gosh, how do you do it??! *grin*

Patti said...

Back at you Relyn!!! I am sooo happy I went on my blogging journey and better yet...continued it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Relyn~ Love your gratitude list and I believe we should be making these EVERY day! I am grateful for you as well!
Hugs, Kirsten

Jeanie said...

Might I add how very grateful I am for YOU and for this haven of inspiring thought, beautiful images, and many smiles!

Dorit said...

Beautiful post! You're always so inspiring. Thank you :)

spread your wings said...

indeed there is a lot to be thankful for and on my list is "i am thank for friends like Relyn".
i love autumn ball gowns : )

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