19 comments on “Gratitude

  1. Paislee Blu says:

    Love this, love this! Have been thinking about you, Mel–wondering how school is going, and if you’re snowed under yet….love and blessings from Caddo-xxoo

    • melodylowes says:

      Good gravy, girl – I never know who y’all are! School is going great. Report card #1 under my belt feels good! Snowed under, not quite – only a skiff. But blow-me-down, it’s been cold! 😦

      • Paislee Blu says:

        I’ll bet the kids are so blessed to have you. We’ve had abnormal low temps here too–brrrrrr, this ol’ gal is COLD.

      • melodylowes says:

        Pumpkin spice latte time!!!!

      • Paislee Blu says:

        Oh, that actually sounds good–and I’m not a latte, java, coffee person.

      • melodylowes says:

        I’m not either. I’m a sugar, cream, and flavouring kind of gal!!

      • Paislee Blu says:

        I love hot cocoa–all doctored up, hi-cal of course. One year I added a slurp of rum to it–NICE.

      • Paislee Blu says:

        Oh! While I’ve got you–can you weigh in on the subject of “grips” for winter weather footwear? I’m considering getting some for the icy times–that’s more an issue than snow here–but can’t tell whether plastic or steel spikes are better, and if the price really matters…. Thanks in advance!

      • melodylowes says:

        Hmmm…. We don’t really go much for icy here. We go more for the ‘cold rating’, and assume that the rubber grips that go with the warm package will do for ice as well. I think rubber grips better than plastic, which becomes stiff at colder temps. Steel? Never had ’em.

      • Paislee Blu says:

        Thanks for your input, Mel. My other Canadian reader said her son advised the steel spikes–but you can’t wear them indoors, so I’m picturing the added hassled of trying to remove them outside the grocery store doors, then put ’em back on for the walk back down the hill (with customers making non-helpful, non-humorous remarks). I haven’t ordered any yet–and am fervently praying the Lord will just spare me the need, knowing how aggravated little things make me!

      • melodylowes says:

        I guess I’ve seen the kind that you strap onto the bottom of your footwear – I don’t know how effective they are. And yes, they might be an aggravation in mobility around stores, etc. Dunno….

      • Paislee Blu says:

        Life’s vicissitudes…

  2. Debbie says:

    I love thinking about the graceful trees! Thank you, Melody!

    • melodylowes says:

      It’s amazing what we can build internally if we use the right tools. I just attended a conference at which the speaker taught about the power of thinking the way God designed us to think – great stuff!

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    That is a wonderful photo. The leaf is great but all the layers behind it highlight it so well. It all makes it easy to think about glory.

  4. Olufunke Kolapo says:

    Very deep, true and beautiful.
    Love it!

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