|Sunrise, November 18, 2015|
Portion in blue from an email devotional from Guideposts
"Just tell me if you need to stop."
My Farmer said the words as we were driving toward the cattle lots to round up cattle before the veterinarian arrived. We had just left home, so his solicitous remarks weren't aimed at an emergency bathroom break or the need to stop to stretch my legs during a long journey.
He looked at the eastern sky. He looked at me. And he knew that the beauty stretched across the horizon would have me itching to push the camera's shutter button.
I waited a beat. And I said, "Yes, I think I do need to stop."
So, less than a half mile from home, he pulled over so that I could capture a moment ... even though we had things to do and places to be.
I am blessed.
It was the second day of running cows through the working chute for pregnancy checks and vaccination updates.
We didn't have any cattle jump a fence. The majority of the mama cows were pregnant. No humans or animals were hurt. We got the "ladies" where they needed to be.
here and here among them.)
I borrowed "The Gratitude Diaries" by Janice Kaplan from the library, and I'm about halfway through it. The subtitle is "How A Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life." And, earlier this year, I ordered the book, "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers" by Anne Lamott. I have several little green Post-It tabs stuck in the margins of that book, too.
"The notion of gratitude cuts across all generations, ethnicities and social or economic boundaries. Gratitude is universal, and it's the one thing that can pull us together."
Doug Conant, Former CEO of Campbell's Soup Co.Interviewed by Janice Kaplan
|Sunset, November 18, 2015|
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May we all be thankful.