Every now and then you need to sit back and count life's blessings, even when it seems all life is serving up to you is the pits, instead of the sweet cherries. My life has been filled with much confusion and stress the last few weeks, so I thought I would take a break from life, and the election, and think about things I love, and things that make me happy. What are your reasons for getting up in the morning? Put them in the comm box, I would love to hear your reasons.
My short list, which could be much longer if it weren't for the fact that the time is after midnight, and I really ought to at least TRY to sleep:
1. Not just cherries, but any fruit, is a blessing to be thankful for. Heck, why not go all out and say food on the table. Food is a blessing, and one to be enjoyed. Isn't this picture of the cherries just luscious? Click on the picture for a link to the gallery, in case you have extra cash and would like to buy this mouthwatering artwork.
2. Coffee, coffee, coffee, especially made this way, in my french press.
3. Chocolate, oh how I love chocolate, especially Green and Black. It is a toss up which variety is the most scrumptious, but Maya Gold would indeed be a top contender!
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The Blessed Sacrament (absent from this photograph), Christ crucified and risen, our Glorious Faith, it is a reason to get up in the morning. The Catholic faith provides us with many reasons, not the least of which is to get up and try again when we fall, to find our way to heaven. I do not know how non-Catholics manage to survive without despair. It is hard enough as a Catholic sometimes, how on earth could I manage if I was not a Catholic? Thanks be to God, I will never have to know.