Another Monday when I get to count my everyday blessings. There's something about an attitude of gratitude that changes my perspective. I'm seeing things differently each day.
I've been working in summer camp at our school. This past week, I've been working the lunch time with the kids. It gives me the opportunity to help them open their lunches and listen to what they have to say. It's amazing when you take the time to listen to a child ...they actually open up to you. :)
They also love to act silly, especially when they see Miss Debbie with her camera.
#115 Laughing with the children as they try to amuse me and themselves
One of the summer camps is Singing Idols. On Friday I had the pleasure of watching their encore performance.
#116 Watching the joy of children performing
#117 The parents who told me how thrilled they were to see their former shy child standing in the front and singing
#118 Little Abby fitting right in with the older kids and enjoying herself. (She was in my Culinary Camp earlier in the summer.)
#119 Watching Karli spontaneously moving in rhythm to the music. (Her mom told me that she insisted they get to school early so she could practice.)
And then there were the shoes! Miss Debbie loves to take pictures of the childrens' shoes and ...they know it!
#120 A big thank you for all who prayed for my mother-in-love Gloria
Gloria continues to recuperate at a local Rehab facility. She had surgery after breaking her hip five weeks ago. Today when we visited her, she is able to get out of bed by herself and walk with a walker. She's not thrilled with all the exercises that are required but she is getting stronger as a result. And her desire is to return to her own home in a few weeks.
I'm smiling as I'm writing this post so that's a good thing. It's great to count your blessings so I will continue to do this each Monday as I link up with Ann of A Holy Experience.
Blessings and love,