Wild turkeys strut about here on occasion, but they are skittish, and don't stick around for long. The trusting presence of this blue-headed fellow touched my heart. He felt safe enough to relax in the shade of the trees.
His unusual pose brought to mind all the things to truly be thankful for, and to rest in the comfort of the many things often taken for granted. (Sight, hearing, breath, etc.)
A cheerful heart is good medicine and a thankful heart brings happiness. Angels encourage us to begin today to look at everything with new and grateful eyes. The word "thank" comes from "think." So, watch your thoughts. Some people make their life difficult because they only see the negative side. And, the more they see, the more negative confirmation, as thoughts are things, and never return void.
In his book, Angels of Grace, Anselm Gruen, the German monk writes, "The Angel of Gratitude would like to open your eyes to the fact that an Angel of God has accompanied you all through your life. A Guardian Angel has protected you from misfortunes. Your guardian angel has transformed even your injuries into precious treasures.
...The Angel of Gratitude gives you new eyes to become aware of creation and enjoy the beauty around you...the flowers, birds, animals, forests, the mountains, oceans and lakes. You will begin to realize that a loving God touches you in creation and wants to show that He extravagantly cares for you."
Why not make a gratitude list.
Today is abundant with blessings to share.
Thank you, God, for the gift of our loving guardian angels.
Love and peace,
(Ref. Angels of Grace, Anselm Gruen, 1998)