Thanks......as in the noun.
It's my "word" for this season, perhaps this year.
Chickie and I returned to Longwood Gardens this week, to see spring in its glory.
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G.K.Chesterton
"Lord, if thanks is the highest form of thought, make it my first thought. Turn me towards thanks first - so my life doesn't turn into the last thing I'd hoped for." Ann Voskamp
"The stability of the world depends on this rejoicing of God in His works." John Calvin
"The answer to anxiety is the adoration of Christ." Ann Voskamp
It's not exaggerating to say that I see the glory of God every single day in His creation. Whether it be the glory of nature, the thoughtful, perfect striping on a tabby cat, the subtle daily change of the seasons, sunrises and sunsets.....all invoke worship daily for me.
Is it any wonder that growing things grow heavenward, reaching for light? I don't think so. All a part of glorifying its Creator.
He loads blessings on us every day. Blessings. Gifts. Graces. All undeserved, but all because of His goodness and His love for us.
The lesson is to learn to keep eyes fixed on Him, as we forge ahead with joy through a life that must include trials and tribulation. I'd say it's an ongoing process here on earth.