260. beauty in ice. My morning routine now includes a walk to the bird bath and breaking the ice from the night before so that God's chickadees, titmice, cardinals, doves, and more can drink fresh water.
261. the early morning sun slants in and illuminates aloe...
262. and sunflower.
263. and reminders on the window sill. Wooden rooster from West Africa tells of a trip taken by sons, small coil pots the work of boys' hands when younger, dancing mirrors a gift from a neighbor. And beyond all, the woods that change with the seasons, always alive, Your creation.
265. tradition. Old recipes and good food.
I have looked around today and seen so many gifts of grace. Thank you, Lord. Keep my eyes on You, the giver of all good gifts, and fill my heart with songs of grateful praise, this day and forever.