Saturday, February 11, 2012

Morning Sunrise (Repost from February 2010)

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye Heavenly Host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." Doxology

I woke up this morning to a dreary, rainy day. I really love rain most of the time, however, cold, winter rains can sometimes be depressing. Days like this are perfect for counting my blessings. Without the rains of February, there would be no flowers of spring. I am thankful that God has given me so many blessings in life; my family (I love my family), my friends, and simple pleasures to enjoy.

One of the simple pleasures I enjoy on most days is my Morning Sunrise. I'm quite sure this name has been used before, it probably is not original. A couple of years ago I purchased myself an inexpensive juicer from Walmart, and since then I have been making my own mixed juices every morning. This one is my favorites: I juice one orange, one grapefruit, and add a splash of pomegranate juice. I then strain the pulp simply because I am not fond of it. Yummy! It is like drinking the morning sunrise, hence the name. This can add sunshine to any day.

I think everyone needs to find pleasure in the simple joys of life. On dreary, rainy, winter days those joys can brighten any heart.


Blessed Serendipity said...

It is always good to think of the beauty that will emerge because of days of dreary gray and rain. There is also beauty in the rain as water symbolizes and is life. I am looking forward to the days ahead when the flowers come out of their winter slumber.


tina said...

Drinking liquid sunshine would be so good right about now with temps in the 20s. I can just taste it! I bet it is really healthy too and will help keep away colds. Are you going to Asheville to Spring Fling?

Glenda said...

Your Morning Sunrise sounds good - and is so healthy! I, too, have so many blessings to be thankful for, and I am trying to be more aware of them each day.

Happy Sunday!

Pam said...

Amen to that, Carla.
I love the way you give praise and seek simple pleasures when winter days become dreary.
Warm hugs,
Pam :)

Anonymous said...

It sounds yummy and healthy, Carla, and I love your outlook to go with it! :)

Barb said...

I agree with you. Taking time to enjoy the simple things in life is a great stress reducer. Hope today is a good one for you.