Counting my blessings

I enjoy keeping track of the little hugs that God gives me each day. Sometimes when life is especially difficult or busy I spend extra time reflecting on the things that bring me joy. This afternoon while Lil' Nut took a rare nap I jotted a few things down in my "Blessings Journal" and thought that I would share them here, too.
~~~ A few months ago the screen on my laptop suddenly stopped working, and since it's an old laptop I pretty much gave it up for dead. Today I spent a whopping two minutes researching and then trying out something to fix it. Guess what? Right now I'm typing on my laptop, and the screen is working!! ~~~This morning I spent a couple of hours visiting with a good friend who hasn't been feeling so great lately. I drove her to an appointment and helped her with some little household tasks. Just two months ago I was blessed by people who cleaned my house, prepared meals, and took care of the laundry so that I could recuperate from surgery. I am glad that my friend allowed me to help her today.:) ~~~While clearing off the table in the learning room I came across Bookworm's most recent spelling test. Check out her neat handwriting! She scored a 100% on this test. She is a very talented young lady, but sometimes I forget to let her know just how proud I am of her. ~~~Lil' Nut called me into the family room so that she could show me what she built for the prince and princess. I said, "Oh, that is such a nice castle!" She replied, "Mom, don't you know that people don't live in castles anymore? They live in houses instead." I guess she's got a practical side after all.
Perhaps before you pillow your head tonight you can take a few minutes to write down some of the things that made you smile today. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day that we don't fully appreciate the little things that make life extra special. Don't let those special moments pass you by!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Counting my blessings
I enjoy keeping track of the little hugs that God gives me each day. Sometimes when life is especially difficult or busy I spend extra time reflecting on the things that bring me joy. This afternoon while Lil' Nut took a rare nap I jotted a few things down in my "Blessings Journal" and thought that I would share them here, too.
~~~ A few months ago the screen on my laptop suddenly stopped working, and since it's an old laptop I pretty much gave it up for dead. Today I spent a whopping two minutes researching and then trying out something to fix it. Guess what? Right now I'm typing on my laptop, and the screen is working!! ~~~This morning I spent a couple of hours visiting with a good friend who hasn't been feeling so great lately. I drove her to an appointment and helped her with some little household tasks. Just two months ago I was blessed by people who cleaned my house, prepared meals, and took care of the laundry so that I could recuperate from surgery. I am glad that my friend allowed me to help her today.:) ~~~While clearing off the table in the learning room I came across Bookworm's most recent spelling test. Check out her neat handwriting! She scored a 100% on this test. She is a very talented young lady, but sometimes I forget to let her know just how proud I am of her. ~~~Lil' Nut called me into the family room so that she could show me what she built for the prince and princess. I said, "Oh, that is such a nice castle!" She replied, "Mom, don't you know that people don't live in castles anymore? They live in houses instead." I guess she's got a practical side after all.
Perhaps before you pillow your head tonight you can take a few minutes to write down some of the things that made you smile today. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day that we don't fully appreciate the little things that make life extra special. Don't let those special moments pass you by!

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4 Comments:
Great post! I know I often forget to look for the small blessings in my days. Thanks for the reminder!

~Amy

Blogger Alesha said...
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Blogger Sarah in England said...
Lovely post.

Sarah xx

Blogger Faith said...
I love looking for God's blessings in my day. thanks for the reminders. Love your list!
AWesome handwriting too from your daughter!
What made me smile today? Being a listening ear to a friend who is hurting emotionally. I know what it is like so am blessed to be able to be the "ear" today.

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