Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11--3 yellow things as fresh mercy

3 yellow things that strike you as fresh mercy--this is what we are to tell about for the 1,000 gifts challenge at  where we are basically counting 1,000 things (by 3s) this year for which we are thankful.

These are three that are part of one! Looking at a lit candle with its golden flame ..while eating a gluten free chocolate donut and drinking from my Outerbanks coffee mug! The outerbanks of NC always bring pleasant memories to my heart. We have gone there to totally unwind, sleep , walk, read, eat, and sleep some more. Since I have a cold the ONLY THING I CAN TASTE FOR SOME REASON is CHOCOLATE!!  So the combo of these three things is very relaxing to me!
We go to Okrakoke (not sure if I am spelling it correctly)--this is a very empty beach filled place--except for the one area with lots of cottages. It is always a fresh mercy to have nice calm filled memories.
Now this I am thankful for because when there is often just one eating lunch or snacking this makes for quick clean up!! (I am not worried about germs in the sponges...I can nuke the bottom one.....I rarely am sick and this cold is not due to the sponge , but do to a grandkid visit!)
This little stick thingy is an orange peeler and I love it!! Saves for lots of trouble when I want a freshly peeled orange!

A last fresh mercy is this poem/prayer  I read in a diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

                                           Oh My God

"When I look into the future, I am frightened,
But why plunge into the future?
Only the present moment is precious to me,
As the future may never enter my soul at all.

    It is no longer in my power,
    To change, correct or add to the past;
    For neither sages nor prophets could do that.
    And so, what the past has embraced I must entrust to

O present moment, you belong to me, whole and entire,
I desire to use you as best I can,
And although I am weak and small,
You grant me the grace of Your omnipotence.

And so, trusting Your mercy,
I walk through life like a little child,
Offering You each day this heart
Burning with love for Your greater glory.


  1. Stopping by to wish you a very happy and sweet New Year!
    Also catching up with your posts.
    Many blessings to you and yours in the New Year, Elizabeth

  2. Oh that is an orange peeler! Looks like a crochet needle. Hmm I will have to stop at the orange grove store near us, maybe they give away free samples. I have never been to the Outer Banks but have always wanted to. Must be beautiful where you go. I love the quieter places on the beach to walk, watch sunrise/sunset depending where you are. Keep eating those oranges so your cold is finished. Blessings.

  3. I love the NC Beaches, too . Wonderful things to be thankful for.
    Chocolate, a good thing to taste & simple things we may take for granted. But the best of all , the Lord's mercy that we are able to experience new every day !

  4. I hope you are over your cold soon! Fresh mercies every day, I love that thought.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Thanks for visiting! I love the photo of the beach -- it reminds me of wonderful times on Pawley's Island years ago.

  6. I have never tried an orange peeler before, but I could sure use one!

  7. What a beautiful prayer at the end of your post!
    I've not seen an orange peeler like that. Neat!
    Imagine that! Chocolate is the only thing you can taste. That's a great excuse to eat more chocolate!

  8. I must get me an orange peeler!

    Happy New Year!