Sunday, May 18, 2008
Blog Your Blessings Sunday #29
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It has been awhile since I have been awake to see a sunrise. . . but this morning, the light was shining so bright into my room that I woke up. I live on the 8th floor. I grabbed my camera and took these two shots through the window. I wish I had a balcony!
Today - Saturday - was clean up in downtown, and I was one of the 1000 participants. I had to get up very early to meet the rest in the park and be assigned an area to pick up litter, clean up weeds and such. There were tiny kids and senior citizens all working together.
Since I have been retired, I get up when I choose mostly so there was a little grudge in my heart knowing that I had to get up early and walk almost two miles to get to the park. I knew I could do it. . . and I did but my muscles know how hard I worked today. When we got finished, I would have headed straight home but we had a free lunch and music entertainment so I waited around. Long as I found a bench in the shade and wasn't too far along in the line to get the lunch, I was ok. I didn't win any of the "door prizes" but it was nice anyway. I had a nice hot lunch and even seconds and the music wasn't too bad either. Finally, about 1:00 PM, I headed home for another shower and a nap.
OK. So where's my blessing? Well, that arrived with the sunrise I was able to capture. That came knowing that I was a part of 1000 people helping our town to look a little nicer. I also made a few new friends and we all worked together as a team. Our downtown and uptown (where I live) looks terrific! Lots of blessings there.