Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Gifts of the Heart

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
 1 John 3:18

Our granddaughter stampeded through the back door with a giggle, her arms wide open, and her hands gripping a sheet of white paper. On it was her masterpiece: a hand-drawn anniversary card showing her Gramsie and Pops standing next to a flower and her three-year-old signature, strongly resembling blades of grass.

I lifted her up off the floor for a tight squeeze and an Eskimo kiss (cuz real kisses are yucky) but she surprised me and landed her wet lips on mine. Her mama and baby brother handed Pops a container of blueberry and cinnamon muffins. Mmmmmm our favorites.

These precious, heart-made gifts meant more than an expensive cruise or store-bought gift. They were made with their hands wrought with love from their hearts. What more could anyone ask for?

So, on this Thankful Thursday I'm grateful for:

1. Wet kisses from my granddaughter

2. Heart-made gifts

3. Anniversaries

What are you thankful for? Please share what you're grateful for today so we can all be reminded of the simple things in life that God blesses us with each day.

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