Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday, Baby birds.

Again I have a lot to be thankful this Thursday. I am actually thankful every day even though I am only writing it down on Thursdays. On the other days, I go straight to the source of my thankfulness. Every day I thank God for my blessings and I do have a lot.

Today I am thankful for my attitude. This covers a lot but to mention a few, I am thankful that I am not a hothead that runs around angry all the time. I am also thankful that I get along with others and that I am someone that other people like to have around.

I am thankful for my ever growing patients. Last night on my way home, traffic on the highway was going at a snail’s pace. I was in the right lane. The left lane was moving a little faster but I decided to stay where I was and be patient. Just around the bend, all the cars came to a screeching halt. There was a tire in the left lane. Some people had been going around it and some were going over it. My little car is too low and it would have surely caused me to wreck. A little further up the road was a truck pulling a trailer. He was driving on one tire and one rim. Talk about a mess.

I am thankful for a great week at the gym. I had a little more energy at this week’s spinning class and I wasn’t hurting as much when I got finished. There were three new people in the class and everyone got a good workout. On the way to the gym though I noticed that the police had the on ramp going to the highway closed. After I left the gym, I passed 8 motorcycle policemen coming from Johns Island. I didn’t know what was going on then but this morning I found out that the Vice President is here for a vacation.

I am thankful for my opportunity to start writing for the Examiner. It has been less than a week and I am already making a little money from my webpage. More importantly I am really enjoying writing about gardening. If anyone has any ideas to improve it, please let me know. I am always looking for ways to improve.

I am thankful that the baby birds that were living in my greenhouse made it out safely. On Saturday I found our cat Tiger Tigger in the greenhouse. I thought he was after lizards but later I discovered that he was chasing the birds. Sunday I did a little rearranging in the greenhouse and I moved some hanging plants around. Later that day, a mother Carolina Wren came in with a grasshopper in her mouth. She was chirping and acting confused. I looked around and discovered that one of the hanging baskets that I moved had a bird nest in it. I quickly moved it back where it was before I rearranged. Just before dark I returned to the greenhouse and the chirping had stopped so I assumed all was well again.

On Monday, I again went into the greenhouse and the two baby birds were hopping around trying to find a way out. Because they couldn’t fly that well, they couldn’t make it up to the place where the parents came and went. I grabbed one and lifted it up and it flew out. My youngest son Sean grabbed the other one and took it outside to release it. When we last saw them, they were in the woods right beside their mother and she was catching bugs for them. It’s good to handle baby birds but this mother didn’t seem to care.

Well that does it for another edition of Thankful Thursday. Please join in over at Sonya’s blog: Truth for the Journey.

Have a Blessed day,


The Dental Maven said...

Thanks Greg! Always makes me feel better to read your list.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Great list Greg! Congrats on your writing. One of my sons is a fledgling gardner so I'll show him your web page....and next thing I know he'll want a greenhouse!!

B His Girl said...

Caring for the birds...I love that about you. Last week I was driving home from a long trip. There was a long back up of cars waiting to go thru the tunnel. I stayed in the slow lane and truly crept along like a turtle: ) I did not participate in the great race to out manuver other cars to get there first. I prayed and told God I was going to be generous to those who were not using their car manners. I felt the Lord Presence when I told Him that. I wanted to help all of them get in the 'right' lane. Patience, caring for birds, being thankful go a long way with the Lord. He is in the little things. I pray your garden has a great harvest Greg. B

Terri Tiffany said...

I'm always so happy to read your list--I think of my own right along with you and it starts my day off better. I'm glad your efforts are going great with the Examiner!
ANd when you tell of things you do with your son it always warms my heart. He is blessed to have you as a dad.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Another thoughtful list. I used to get frustrated in gridlocked traffic, but found it to be good time to pray...all my frustations left and peace took it's place!

Mary Moss said...

Great list, Greg! I'll be joining you as an examiner! I'm going to check out your articles this evening:-)

Carmen said...

Great list Greg! Talking about traffic...I used to be more patient. If people would just learn how to merge properly...and stay to the right except to pass, I'd be a happier driver. Oh...sorry to vent. Love the way you love God's creatures. I'm that way too...except with spiders. Have a good day!

Heart2Heart said...


Love the simplicity of how you put your list together and I love it.

Love that you deal with traffic better than most men I know. I find that traffic helps me deal with life in general because so many people either aren't planning their schedules with enough time to allow for traffic snarls or they are just too stressed out to begin with.

I love arriving early and my kids know that moms hates to be late. They see my advance planning on leaving a little early has paid off so many times and leaves me with a lot more hair when I arrive.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amy De Trempe said...

I love reading your Thankful Thursday blogs. It makes me pause to consider how much I am thankful for.

sara said...

Good list, Greg. I was just talking to my husband this morning about how blessed we were and how thankful I was.

so glad the cat didn't get those sweet birds!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Well done on your writing Greg! A great list!
Collette xxx

Scarlet said...

You truly have a lot to be thankful for. I'm so excited to hear you're working for the Examiner writing about something you know and love...and making some money at it!

SusanD said...

Wonderful list. I like that you were able to release the birds from your greenhouse. Blessings, SusanD

Lori said...

Hey, what is the link to your website?

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