Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Am Thankful


I am thankful tonight for a cool breeze .
A clear sky filled with the brightest moon
and
ten thousand million stars that look so close you could almost touch them .

I am thankful for a gift given long ago
of a telescope that brings their loveliness even closer .
The giver knew how much a part of me it would become .
Now the telescope is like an old friend
that
I have shared secrets with on so many dark nights and early dawns ..

 I am thankful tonight for the fire in the chiminea that has filled my heart with its
soft and warm glow
and
that tonight the moon flowers are in bloom .

I am thankful tonight as I think about a sweet little boy
that
likes to tell me he loves me ten thousand million kisses .
Oh be still my heart !

Tonight I am most thankful for Jesus who has given me the
peace
to enjoy all of these things .




Sweet dreams,

Dottie 

26 comments:

  1. Aunt Dottie, my momma just gave me your web address! I am so glad that you had her give it to me! I wish I could have came down there to visit you, we had such a great time before. I will be talking to you soon! I love you so very much and miss you. Love ya, Amy

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  2. Those are all just comforting thoughts. I too enjoy the sights in the sky. We have too much light in this part of the city (too near Atlanta) to view many stars, but what I can see I consider a gift. When I get to go out of the city into the country I marvel at how heavily decorated the sky is with stars - it neaver ceases to make me gaze at it with awe.

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  3. Dottie,
    thank you for this beautiful post...
    I love the night sky...
    ~victoria~

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  4. Oh the treasures in the firmament...
    so beautiful...
    You are such a romantic spirit...
    and what could be sweeter than being loved ten thousand million times with kisses!
    Oh and above all... the peace of knowing and loving and being loved by Jesus..nothing can compare..

    Love you sweet Dottie

    Deborah xoxo

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  5. What a relaxing post........

    I have always wanted a telescope!

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  6. Gorgeous! and what a wonderful thankful list!

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  7. great post. we all need to remember to be thankful for all that we have in life. we should be thankful that God is always with us. rose

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  8. Oh Dottie.....what a beautiful and calming post......Is that the little dipper I see????

    Xo

    Jo

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  9. You are so inspiring! I'm thankful to read your words, they always lift me up.

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  10. You are so right. Without HIs peace, we can't enjoy all the little things!!

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  11. Dottie, there is a Happy Award for you at my blog. I do not know if you accept them or not, but it is there for you. If you do not accept awards that is okay, you do not need to contact me - this is just my way of saying I enjoy your blog and your happy spirit.

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  12. I don't know how else to get in touch with you but I just read you request and the prayers are on their way across the miles.

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  13. Dottie,
    What a lovely, uplifting post on Simple Plesures! Love the picture of the night sky in your part of the world.


    ~Jean

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  14. Dottie, what a wonderful post...beautiful and peaceful. Congrats on that new baby boy due next year!!

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  15. Oh Dottie, that was a lovely post. Just lovely. I love to think of the ten thousands of stars, too. Sooooo awesome. I think having a telescope would be great. Susan

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  16. I am in love with the heavens, and have been since childhood. Beautiful, beautiful post.

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  17. Dottie, this is really beautiful. I have stood at the window in the darkened room speaking to our Father and marvelling at His stars so many times!I understand why you love them..and Him! Thank you for such lovely words and images. You have a beautiful blog :-) It's a pure pleasure just being HERE! blessings..Trish

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  18. Beautiful !!!! Love the moonbeams they are such night time beauty !!

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  19. A very inspiring post, and the photos absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  20. Oh so beautiful! I'm a bit jealous of the telescope!
    Elizabeth
    http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

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  21. Love this post. Love your blog and your beautiful photos. Glad I found you through Simple Pleasures today. I am now a follower.

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  22. Dottie, beautiful post, and you are so blessed.

    Hope your having a blessed day!
    Cindy

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  23. This is a beautiful post for Simple Pleasures, Dottie. I love to watch the sky too. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to have a telescope to bring it all closer.

    Love the WHOLE post!

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  24. I love this list and I love the way you wrote....so beautiful....

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  25. Dottie,
    This is a wonderful, beautiful post. It fills me with joy.
    Thank you.

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  26. Any of the things you listed here would serve as a simple pleasure on their own, but the combination of them all is priceless! Beautiful pictures!

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