I want to be a rock star...

Some of my favorite people are rock stars. I want to be a rock star, too.

Rock stars cook, teach, visit the home-bound, write lovely letters, challenge creativity, and love on and care for the needy.

They write the books that stir up love and good deeds, and they "like" and send hugs and kisses.

They sing, laugh, wipe dirty noses, craft quilts, speak to one or thousands, love the unlovely, kiss boo-boos and fevered brows, sponsor children, paint and capture beauty, and pray in secret.

They pull weeds, change dirty diapers, scrub toilets, crochet prayer shawls, knit socks, and encourage where ever they are.

And  they do it without a grumble.

They are rock stars - standing on the Rock to Shine like a Star - loving, giving, writing and speaking the words of life to which they hold.  
"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life." ~ Philippians 2.14-15a NIV
As I count thanks with Ann in community today, I am grateful for..

...YOU - and all the ways you are a rock star, inspiring and encouraging your circle of influence 
...the good medicine of a cheerful heart and the friends who delivered with love and laughter
...a sweet morning with Addisyn
...a day trip with Louis and watching him play "Big Buck Hunter" with Mason and Austin {adorable haircuts}
...two Sunday mornings in a row for worship and fellowship {how I love the Body of Christ}
...answered prayers and meds that work {yes} and those gifted to make it showers, clean sheets, soft pillows and heating pads
...bowls of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter
...the views out my windows
...a daughter still at home {truly a gift}

What gifts and rock stars are you counting with thanks today?

{Photos} from a morning to wander