In these difficult times, when the world seems upside-down and so many people are suffering from job loss and the bad economy, it can be easy to forget what a wonderful world God has given us. But there's so much to be thankful for. We're surrounded by wonders! I've been thinking a lot about that lately. Sure, Bank of America may fail, but the clouds coming up over Grand Mesa this morning looked like a pot of milk boiling over -- and the very fact of the humongous flat-topped mountain that fills my living room window is amazing. And, yes, there may be a strange smell seeping out of the wall of my bathroom where I think a mouse must have died, but the frost on the clover outside my front door this morning perfectly outined every vein of every little clover leaf with the most spectacular minute detail -- amazing! And those are just examples of the wonders of God's natural world. There are so many other categories of amazing wonder; people, animals, literature, Faith, kitchen gadgets.... The list is never-ending!
With this in mind, I thought it might be fun to take some time once a week to share a small handful of amazing things I've noticed in my world, to remember them myself and share them with my friends. If you'd like to come along and share some, too, you are so welcome! I'll post the category for the 3 Amazing Things for the week at the top of my sidebar over the weekend and post my list on Wednesday. If you'd like to join in, grab the button for your post, leave a note in my combox on Wednesday with the link to your Amazing post, and link back here. (If there is any traffic, I'll get a linky-device later...)
I know it's too late for this week, but I wanted to send out a little heads up for next week. And here's a sneak peak at the subject matter:
* The category this first time around is an easy one for us moms or anyone with children in their lives....
(You can grab the button and participate whenever you like this week and leave the link here on Wednesday).
The "Children" Edition
Nicole (22), our daughter-in-law, can juggle all umpteen dozen of her husband's family -- with one hand -- while cooking pasta with the other, flashing her dazzling smile the whole time and enjoying every minute of it. Or at least making us feel like she's enjoying it. Nicole is the prize of all prizes and our beloved daughter and sister. Everyone loves her, even the most curmudgeonly among the troops, and we are blessed that Paul was wise enough to ask her to marry him and that she was crazy enough to say yes. Nicole is the girl in a million. (And she's carrying our grandbaby, to boot!) She is amazing.