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Thankful Thursday

I tend to gripe and grumble.

I tend to make fun and make light.

But my life is so lucky that gratitude must come gushing out.

So I'm instituting Thankful Thursday.

Please feel free to join me.

Comment here or in your own journal.

Tag: YOU.

I am thankful for Little League games on warm evenings

the pop of the ball hitting the catcher’s glove and the cry of the “Strike three!” ringing out

the perfume of green grass and the dust from the batter’s box

the crack of the bat and the lift of the heart when a ball soars toward the fence

expressions of stern determination on young faces

a gaggle of geese floating over the field … touching down in the pasture beyond … alighting to listen to the game

the grace of boys who stretch to make the catch

the courage of boys who endure encouragement

the bravery of boys facing the fastball.

This is a dream I didn’t know I wanted

until I had it.


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May. 31st, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
oops, typo
I am thankful for . . .


. . .

Not being eaten by a bear. Which I attribute to their being on notice.

And I am thankful that I can also enjoy Little League from a distance, & not be forced to play it. Because I was really awful. My teammates should have hazed me as punishment. But we were all in 3rd grade & no one had thought of that yet.

I am thankful for Pallas' cats and greyhounds. And badass eagles.

And I'm thankful that Lisa makes thoughtful posts so I don't have to.
May. 31st, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: oops, typo
What a brilliant idea, Lisa. And I love your post.

I'm grateful for rusalkatrix's avatar which supports the only two tv shows worth watching these days. In fact, I'm going to go friend rusalkatrix right now.
May. 31st, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go friend rusalkatrix right now.
No! She's mine!


Yes, Rusalka = Happiness.
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Re: oops, typo
LOL--you're going to be so disappointed. ^.^
Jun. 1st, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: oops, typo
Now that icon is really awesome.
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Jun. 1st, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Good thankful things!
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
I'm thankful for genius LJ buds who come up with great ideas like Thankful Thursday. :)
Jun. 7th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
What a lovely new thing to add to the week!

And your writing?

Girl, it's poetry.
May. 29th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
. . . for a beautiful day, lots of family coming my way, ideas about writing, supportive writing buddies!
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