I am grateful for Debe Maxwell, CRS on ActiveRain for countless reasons, too numerous to list. This month, Debe has proposed the November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge. Ironically, I wrote this post before I read the challenge.
It is a beautiful morning when you get to see the sunrise over Lake Grapevine in Texas. When the sun rose, I was ready, willing, and able to embrace the morning sun. To be specific, Autumn is unforgettable. Fall is a great time to recognize change and do something about the things you need to change and to accept the things you cannot. Fall has so many beautiful colors on land, water, earth, and trees. Seeing the sun break out of the dark night sky is extra special. What could be better, than, perhaps seeing the setting sun?
My Heart Is Filled With Gratitude
It is a beautiful evening when the temperature is 77 degrees and you get to see the sunset over Lake Grapevine in Texas. Patiently, I waited for the sun to set and it was worth the wait. A warm sweater or jacket wasn't necessary. What I love the most is that nobody has to shop and spend money to wait for the arrival of the sun. It is there, when it needs to be there. This gift to us is free. My heart is filled with gratitude for the sunrise and the sunset in Autumn. Seeing it up front and personal on the shore without lockdown is a gift that never needs to be taken for granted.
In all things I express gratitude
In midday, I see beauty even when things are not perfect. Do you? Covid lockdowns impacted nature's trees too. Where there were two beautiful trees, now there is one and a half of one as a reminder that life is short. Always be grateful. As a reminder, people are not the only ones faced with challenges. There is evidence of hard battles everywhere. In 2022 so far, 15.4 million people in Texas were affected by drought. 245 counties have been disaster designations. Over the past 128 years, September 2022 was the driest month. The recent rains have been a blessing. Texans are survivors. We do not surrender to desert heat and drought. We keep going. REALTORS® keep welcoming people moving to Texas in record numbers via relocation from different states throughout the United States.