Monday, September 11, 2006

these are a few of my favorite things

...thunderstorms

...sweet tea

...country roads

...empty interstates

...disc golf

...old books

...those sugary, colored mint things at wedding receptions

...fall colors

...the smell of pipe tobacco

...a great melody

...my deck

...sunsets

...watching highschool football

...watching college football

...watching professional football

...Starbucks (a lot of milk, a lot of sugar, a little coffee...perfect)

...my wife's laugh

...grilling any kind of meat

...eating the meat I just grilled

...story songs

...playing games (dominos, cards, darts, foosball...the list goes on)

...Diet Mountain Dew

...playing old, slightly out-of-tune, upright pianos

...smart little kids

...rooting for the under-dog

...spending time with my family

...Tennessee Orange

...a really great quote

...getting up early

...staying up late

...being with my wife and having nothing to do

...cheese

...friends

...realizing I went a whole day without watching tv

...the wisdom of grandparents

...traveling

...remembering awkward moments

...watching deer, birds, rabbits, etc. from my office window

...the sound of lawnmowers

...the smell of rain

...people with accents

...butterscotch anything

...laughter

God, thank you for the all Your little blessings. All that we take for granted, look past, forget, or miss because we are too busy. You have breathed Your life into the world around us. You have made every inch of earth sacred and every moment of life holy. It is we who screw it up. We are the ones bathing in your beauty and grace, yet wondering aloud where You might be. You are here. You are now. And You are good. May we remember that. And may we never cease in giving you thanks and praise.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet tea, hell yeah!

dustin

Anonymous said...

You forgot:

...uncooked hotdogs

...corndogs with peanut butter

bill said...

you're right. how could i forget those?

Betsy said...

radio in the bathroom while i get ready.

starbucks with you.

rain outside the window when i wake up.

best friends over at the house.

the feel of a volleyball right before you crush someone's face with it.

Anonymous said...

...being first in line at a buffet

Mark said...

Waffle House....WHAT ELSE!!!!

The Anonymous Human said...

...a good book

...fantasy football

...a good sermon

...winning at anything

...Settlers of Catan

Anonymous said...

...sleeping on couches

...homerun derbies

...bologna

...Jimmy Arnold

...harmonizing

bill said...

that last one had to be jeff

Mark said...

...pooping in an empty public restroom

...leaving that 90 year old driver in your dust

...homes with no pets

...Did I mention..Waffle HOuse?

...office cubicles with salmon colored walls

...slacking off at work with hot coffee and reading the web all day.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was me. The second one was me too.

Jeff

Taylor said...

One of my favorite things is your awkward moments.