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,