Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gratituesday - April 6

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I know I've blogged about the tremendous blessings in my life. But yesterday afternoon, as I was making dinner, I was thinking about the blessings that we tend to take for granted. You know, the little things that make life sweeter and more beautiful. For this list, I'm excluding man-made items, like computers and washing machines. :)

Here's a short list of things that came to mind:
  • Sunshine:  For some people, it's so important that the shorter days of winter bring on a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  I'm not among those people, but it's hard to be outside on a sunny day without smiling.
  • Hyacinths:  So lovely and sweet-smelling, they're a sign of spring for me.
  • Strawberries:  These may just be the perfect fruit ... not only delicious and versatile, but also rich in vitamin C and potassium.
  • Coffee and Chocolate, separately or in combination:  Need I say more?
  • Language:  Imagine if we were unable to communicate with each other!
  • Sleep:  Many of us don't get enough sleep, but just try to do without it.
  • Stars:  I'm simply in awe of the One who imagined the stars, created them, and knows them by name.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.

(Psalm 19:1-3)
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Southern Gal said...

It's always the little things that mean the most.
Thank you.

Joelle {Island Homemaker} said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the little things.

Tracey said...

Sunshine and strawberries make me happy! Having an attitude of gratitude makes such a difference in a day!

Julie said...

Sunshine, Coffee, and Chocolate !!!! I love them all! I had open heart surgery 3 years ago and once I started driving again, the sunshine just made me so grateful to God be healthy and alive to enjoy my loved ones! Before that I don't recall being so grateful for sunshine:)

JessieLeigh said...

What a great list! I've been trying to stop and enjoy the sunshine too. :) That, and the fresh, warm breezes blowing in my windows... bliss!

Alea said...

Love your list! I would just have to add pudgy, dimpled toddler fingers and sticky kisses! :D

Christy said...

We have a song we sing at church that is from that psalm and it is one of my favorites. Great list.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I love paying attention to the little blessings in each day- you made a great list!

CafeAngelica said...

Love your sweet reminders of "things to be thankful for". I so take them for granted sometimes! And thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog! I love to know someone has stopped by !!! I'm a new blogger and that means a lot to me.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is so important to remember our blessings big and small! Thanks!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Coffee and chocolate! How could you NOT be thankful for them? ;)

Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers said...

We do take such things for granted, don't we? Love your list! I'm SO grateful for the sunshine right now too!

~ Noelle said...

What a beautiful post! I love your list...