There was just enough daylight to activate the torque clock "off" switch to our back yard security light when I took my second cup of coffee out to the gazebo to ponder upon the probable events of the day. After a whispered thank you to the Lord for a restful night and the opportunity to view another beautiful sunrise, I looked around to see how much life giving dew was clinging to the grass and plants. Since we have been through quite a long dry spell, just a little moisture must be appreciated by the greenery that is left. My "thank yous" are like that. In about two more months I can celebrate Thanksgiving Day as the beginning of my eighth year after four-bypass open heart surgery. I had veen unaware of the things of this world for four days when I heard the nurse ask me to wake up as I had just had my Thanksgiving dinner a drop at a time. Since then, I never take another meal of another day "just for granted".
God created us with certain instincts, the five senses, and incentives for a station in life. Learn to be pleased with plenty, satisfied with sufficient, appreciative for ample, but do not take all the credit as does Mr. Cardinal and his proud song. Mama Red is quieter but just as distinctive in her grey suit trimmed with red flecks, and she is always watchful and using the instincts granted by the Creator.
You know, after pondering...I think it is going to be a great day. -Russell Wood