With this being Holy Week leading up to Easter, it was a perfect time for me to participate. Each year on Good Friday, I typically take some time to myself to reflect. I remember Good Friday as a kid, when my dad would come home from work at noon and we would have quiet time or attend a prayer service for 3hours from noon to 3. I can't say that I took 3 hours to reflect, but I am especially grateful for these 3 things today.
1. I am grateful that my husband has a good job. But I am even more grateful tonight that he is finally home after 3 long weeks of traveling for work!
(I'm not the only one that's happy to have him home!)
2. I am also grateful for the rain. Yes, we sure have been blessed by the rain this spring! This picture of a parking lot at a nearby baseball field was taken by my friend Jennifer. (And I should note that it is thundering as I write this...bring on the next storm!)
Sure, it may be a bit of an inconvenience, but I sure love seeing all the flowers blooming, the new growth on all the plants and trees and especially the green grass!
3. Finally, I am grateful for friendly neighbors. I went to the grocery store yesterday with my two youngest girls. A friendly couple, whom we had never met, stopped us and asked if it was ok if they bought a balloon for the girls. I said that was very kind of them, thinking that they were going to give each of them a small latex balloon. The couple went to the floral department and THIS is what they returned with.
The woman said that her grandchildren were all grown and she wanted my girls to have a special Easter. I am grateful for this Random Act of Kindness that they modeled for my girls. Jessi was not only ecstatic about her giant bunny balloon, but she just could not get over the fact that the lady didn't EVEN know her name and had done such a nice thing for her!
Happy Easter to you all!