LeAnne Martin
Beauty and the Beholder

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Happy Tree

Our region has been in a drought for quite some time. Today beautiful, life-giving, thirst-drenching rain is falling steadily. I love the sound of the rain falling through the trees onto the curled-up leaves on the ground.

Inside, the Christmas tree is brightly lit and adorned from top to bottom with ornaments. My favorites include anything my daughter made, formal glass and crystal shapes, and funky folk art dogs and reindeer. I also like the purple and royal blue plastic balls that hang everywhere. Tiny white lights provide background blink. Ours is a happy tree--something I really seem to need this year.

Today I'm grateful for so much beauty in my life--the rain, the woods outside, the happy tree inside, the crazy canine at my feet, my beloved husband and daughter, family and friends, and above all the Christ whose birth we celebrate. What are you grateful for?

1 comment:

Laura said...

I had a bad cold a few weeks ago, and I completely lost my sense of smell. How strange to be in a scentless world. Luckily, a few antibiotics and "tincture of time" brought my sense of smell back.

Now I'm grateful for every aroma--even the stinky ones.


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