Daily Archives: November 28, 2012

Thanks #30 (Wife)

This is Thanks #30, the final Thanks post for November. It is certainly not the least Thanks post of November. I might say that I have saved the best for last.

Everywhere I go, there’s me and this empty space
with a simple thought, I can see her smiling face
In the moments when I lose my way
it’s her calming voice I hear, and all’s okay
When busy runs away with the time that I miss
She’s there, eye to eye, with a gentle kiss
Matters mount, lack of plan has me distraught
And she rescues me with words I hadn’t thought
Some days end and emotions scatter all about the place
Then all returns to order when I’m held in her embrace
Moments are held, but slip from grasp like shifting sand
The memory is saved with her, walking hand in hand
When the forest has me enclosed, but still too far to reach
I steal a smile as I ponder our day on Tiger Tail Beach
When my patience wanes and the rope I’m holding, ends,
She’s there to catch me, and seamlessly blends
As I look past now towards some far away day
The view is promising with her beside me, I must say
There are many wonderful aspects to my fortunate life
I’m one, in awesome wonder, thankful for my wife

Thanks #29 (Bible)

I am thankful for the Bible. The book of all books. I am thankful for the recorded history and the truths that forever apply in the Bible. It’s my own guide to all that matters in life. It guided my parents, and their parents. It’ll be around to guide many more. I’m thankful it’s here for me. As my daughter Jacqueline parades around singing, “the B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me”, me too, Jacqueline, me too.

Thanks #28 (Quiet)

I am thankful for quiet. I don’t get much quiet, but I am thankful for it when I do. Quiet is just a nice sound to ponder. Quiet, with no phones, no TV, no computer, no background chatter, no traffic, no hustle, no bustle, just quiet. If I’m outside, then it’s quiet but for the sounds of nature, water, and wind that I long for. Just the quiet that after a few moments, allows me a chance to let my mind focus on anything, everything, and even nothing at all if I choose. Quiet is just a clear path for the mind to safely journey from place to place and complete the trip. I miss quiet, and I am thankful for quiet when I get it.