Monday, August 6, 2012

One Thousand Gifts

481.  The majestic scenery at Badlands National Park

482.  Taking pictures of spectacular clouds at sunset

483.  Watching a wild rabbit hop through the golden prairie grass

484.  Safe passage through a lightning storm

485.  Acres and acres of corn growing in neat rows

486.  A group of old farmers chatting over coffee in a country diner

487.  The smell of a room full of old books

488.  Tall reeds and cattails in a marsh

489.  Hay rolls dotting the fields

490.  Free guest laundry facilities at the hotel

491.  A field of sunflowers

492.  Wildlife parks

493.  Watching cute bear cubs play and climb trees

494.  Reading a book that is edifying, encouraging, and a real page turner

495.  That my friend stayed up until 12:30 a.m. to make sure that my family got home safely