by Liz Hufford
Around the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, we usually express our gratitude for the big things in life—good health, loving friends and family, and financial stability. But day-to-day I often lapse into 30-second prayers of thanks for the privilege of witnessing God’s creations.
I cannot overcome my awe of the seed/bulb. Whether a green onion rises from my desert garden or a narcissus crowns the spring ground in Flagstaff, I offer praise for this magic.
This spring I caught a glimpse of a coach whip snake with its beautiful red, braided tail.
I watched with fascination as a walking stick made its way across my yard, a mini-me of Tolkien’s Ents.
As a hummingbird stares me down, perhaps fascinated by its own image reflected in my eyeglasses, I am grateful for this close encounter and also for the lens that makes my observation possible.
I look up to super moons, meteor showers, and glorious sunsets. A day for thankfulness is a good thing. Days of thankfulness even better.
Liz is the author of Sette of Odd Volumes in Little CAB Press’s Adventures in Fiction and Kissed by Kaya in A Time to Blossom. We are thankful she has shared her gifts and talents with us!
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