This weekly exercise has forced me to stop and think about the many, many, blessings in my life. Sadly I find that my mind quickly jumps to problems, injustices, or needs much more quickly than to counting my many blessings. Thanks, Susanne for hosting FFF!
This past week my constant companion has been the dread pirate…I mean the dreadful cold which has been circulating and pouncing on innocent, unsuspecting victims. This undesirable creature generously gifted me with the full meal deal – sore throat, coughing, stuffy nose, runny nose, (yes, both, and occasionally at the same time) coughing, blocked ears, painful sinuses, coughing, sneezing, and more coughing. In light of this I am thankful for…..
1. Tissues, cough syrup, hot tea, chicken soup and Vaseline (for my Rudolph-imitating nose.)
2. Books I was able to do some extra reading this week and finished an audio format of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Covert by Rosaria Butterfield. Very compelling read about how God got the attention of a liberal, feminist, lesbian, tenured English professor and drew her to faith in Christ through a Christian couple who demonstrated love, friendship, kindness and wisdom as they interacted with Rosaria and shared the gospel with her.
3. Magnifying glass I am thankful for my magnifying glass which allows these aging eyes to read the small print. Sure seems to be a lot more small print than there used to be. 🙂
4. Spring!…Oh yohoo, Spring!…Winter has been like an expected guest who arrived early, overstayed his welcome, and refused to leave when it was time to go. I am grateful that the cold and snow of this past week will soon be gone and gentle spring will bless us with warmth, and growth, and greater mobility.
5. Christmas cards To all of you who didn’t receive a Christmas card from us this past year: sorry, I didn’t get any sent out. The good news is that this week I finished making cards for this coming Christmas. Yay! Now somebody remind me in November when I can’t find them that I stored them in the craft cabinet.
Maybe you can stop for a minute and thank God for some of the blessings of the past week!