Sunday, November 22, 2009

Five Days of Thanks

Though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks.
-John Taylor

It's a simple thing I'm giving thanks for today, this first of five days I'll offer up something I'm deeply grateful for.

Today I'm grateful for meals. Humble meals, family meals, hot meals, short meals, fancy meals, early meals, alone meals, big meals. When I look back on the tables I've pulled up to this year, I see faces and places I treasure. I recall favorite dishes and new dishes. I see hearty breakfasts and lunches with friends and dinners small, cozy, and contented. I taste drive-thru tacos and homegrown salads, Japanese cuisine and Mom's pot roast...


I see the faithfulness and blessing of a generous God, who never fails in His provision to me.

As I start seeds for another year of meals, I look back on this year's and feel my heart grow heavy with thanks. Never has someone who deserves so little been given so much.

13 comments:

Brambleberry said...

Lovely.

Adrienne said...

Well said - there is still much to give thanks for! ~Adrienne~

Donna said...

Thank you for reminding me to always give thanks.

Mrs Quilty said...

You are so right! God is always blessing us! I give thanks for Him in my life! And all the bloggers too!

Lori said...

Lovely post Brin ~ but I do not think of you as undeserving at all.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You do deserve all you have been blessed with. WOnderful post!

Sissy said...

Love your images here. Love your thoughts here. I know we've both had a tough year, yours maybe more so than mine, but isn't it fantastic that our God is always working? We may not see it right now, but we will see it eventually.

Jacky Hackett said...

Well said, wonderful post and a great reminder to be thankful for the all we have!

fairmaiden said...

Beautifully said. I remember some of those meals you served at Freeman House, not personally, through blog posts...like Thanksgiving last year. Your table comforting.

Shari said...

Our kitchen is the heart of our home.... meals mean so much more than just food... it means fun, laughter, warmth and memories to last a life time.

Michelle said...

Touche. :) I've had a rough few months but I have leaned more towards looking at what I should be thankful for rather than the opposite. :)

Beautiful post, Brin.

xoxo

Michelle and her kitties

Tara said...

Amen...well said. Have so much to be thankful for.

Elenka said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Brin.