Sunday, February 24, 2008

Be grateful for the morning dew...

dew on the grass

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet, The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar! And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad; Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.
Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

15 comments:

Brenda said...

Okay ms. smarty pants hehe. I never realized until you said something...I sure have missed you.
I need to talk to you. We are working up our trip to see Rian in May.If it isn't hours out of our way we would love to meet you for lunch. Heck id love to see your old farm home,but I know your not gonna let me do that. I know we will be coming right threw bristol and need a cool place to eat.Email me.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I loved that, Miss Hope. Just what I needed today. Thanks :-) Rosie

Tammy said...

Wonderful...I've not ever read anything of his that I didn't like!

Have a warm and happy Sunday Miz Hope!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
I am trying to catch up with everyone this morning. I am feeling fairly good for the moment and put up a new post earlier and am out visiting now. That is a beautiful picture and such great poetry to go with it. "THANK YOU" for sharing it with us. I do hope you are feeling better today and that you had a good weekend. Was you able to go and visit with Josie any? I put up a link on my today's post about the graphics I've been using. Stop by when you have time and get the link. My DH left out this morning around 5:00a.m. I sure do miss him already. He called me about 6:10a.m. to check on my and see how things were going. I guess he is missing me as much as I'm missing him. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

PEA said...

Too often we forget to remember what we should be grateful for...I'd like to add one more thing...I'm grateful for YOU:-) xox

Joan said...

Thank you so much for stopping by with birthday wishes...I most definitely appreciate it.

And thank you for sharing this wonderful little essay on the reasons for being grateful. I am grateful for having met so many wonderful friends in BlogLand.

Karla said...

Good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!

FarmHouse Style said...

Wonderful words of wisdom:)

I've been catching up on your recent posts. I am so sorry to hear the Josie has been sick, but very glad that she is better now.

BTW I love, love, love the chippy enamel table and chairs!! I think they are perfect just as they are.

Rhonda

Lisa said...

Beautiful post hope.Have a great week. Hugs. Lisa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great poem Hope. Thanks! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Penny

bj said...

Oh, I just loved reading this, Hope. Thanks so much!
hugs, bj

Betty said...

Hope, I'm glad you are feeling well enough to blog again. I have missed your writings.

This is a good one for a Sunday.

Have a good week.

Mary Isabella said...

Loving your header> I had some of those vintage Kitchen things inculding your egg beater.Wonderful posts...Smiles

jennifer said...

And grateful for you Hope my dear! Jennifer

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful words, Hope. It's always good to be reminded of all the things we can be grateful for, despite our adversities. Thank you for sharing these.

Hugs,

Renie