The Deck, The Swim, and Being Thankful

After 23-plus years of married life, we took the plunge and purchased our first house.  To say we are beyond thrilled is an understatement.  Not only is our new home our new sanctuary, but the unexpected joy it has brought to us is immeasurable.  Yesterday evening brought us another moment of thankfulness for our new home.  Kurt and I were sitting on the deck.  It was very breezy, the sun was setting, and we couldn’t have been any more relaxed.  I cracked open a bottle of St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc, and pure bliss ensued.  Just feeling the warm wind, enjoying the fading light, and clinking our glasses together to toast our happiness.

Another weekend “thank you” moment was when a friend called and invited our son, Karr, to his swim club.  There is nothing Karr likes better than swimming.  Two hours of chlorinated fun later and I retrieved a happy, spent child who could taste the cusp of summer on his lips.  I am thankful for our friend calling and inviting Karr, for his children’s enthusiasm to include him as part of their fun afternoon, and for enjoying his company in a way we as parents often forget to do.  My friend always says such lovely, encouraging and thoughtful things about Karr, and I beam with pride every time he does.  I am thankful for his friendship and for helping shape another memorable experience for my son.

Each day there is always something to be thankful for.  Sometimes these jewels are more difficult to unearth than others.  Treasure each one for its uniqueness and potential.  To lift the spirits of another is a gift and a privilege.  Be thankful with a caring heart.  The privilege is all yours.

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3 Responses to The Deck, The Swim, and Being Thankful

  1. Mary Pontius says:

    🙂 Mary

  2. Karen Lynch-Schirra says:

    Nice time for all, Oysterdiva! What? No fabulous canapes or hors d’oeuvres that you whipped up in the new kitchen to go with the St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc? I’m shocked!

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