A friend is facing surgery soon for cancer that is attacking her body. Likewise, another friend lost her mother last week to the same. Still another friend suffers from a broken heart of another sort. Every now and then we need a little reminder to enjoy the simple things of life. The simplicity of one another’s company and the beauty of the great outdoors are high upon my list of things I am thankful for during our recent off-time. Here comes the change of season… There is a chill in the air. The horses are shedding their sleek summer hair making room for the thick winter coat. The leaves are changing and some are falling already. There is a new school year for kids… new starts at church too… My Monday night Bible Study begins again tomorrow and we have SEVENTEEN ladies signed up to attend! WOW! Suppose we include a new level of thankfulness with our new starts… for simple things… for life and all that we are blessed to enjoy.