Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #118

August 29, 2022

Building a grateful heart.

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. The other day a friend said to me that she was ready for Fall. I told her I was not because of what follows Fall – you know – Winter. I love Fall and it’s not the cold temperatures of winter I mind, but the gray skies that accompany them here in Ohio.

That conversation made me start thinking about the end of summer approaching and some activities we could do to stretch it out just a little longer, but more importantly activities that could also build a grateful heart. I’m sure you can think of other meaningful things for your family, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

~enjoy coffee or tea on a patio – yours or at a coffee shop

~dip your toes in some water and allow the coolness to refresh you

~get up early to enjoy the cool temperatures and watch the sunrise

~take an evening walk to witness a beautiful sunset

~sit in a park and listen for the sounds of nature, including children’s squeals and giggles

~go fishing and take a child with you

~go canoeing or kayaking and play in the water, or 

~have your neighbors over for a cook out

As we keep our eyes on summer, yet steal glimpses of Fall, let’s do so with a grateful heart.

Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next time.