Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
I haven't turned the television on in weeks.
And don't read the newspaper.
So it wasn't until late Tuesday morning that I learned of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
I will never understand such senseless, evil acts.
Why do some people feel the need to cause such suffering?
Several years ago I bought The Happiness Project but never finished reading it. At the time, I think it wasn't quite what I expected so I couldn't get into it.
But I've decided to give it another chance.
In the midst of a crazy world, I think it is best to concentrate on being grateful, happy, positive individuals.
And to use our talents to give back.
My next stash busting project is in support of LILY.
Dianne Jones is a Brit living in Turkey who, along with volunteers, provides knitted (and crocheted) garments and blankets for children in need.
Right now, they are making blankets for Syrian refugees.
I've gone with a granny square since they are quick to make.
The group is asking for only 3 squares, but I plan to work up more than that before mailing them out.