Thursday, November 25, 2010

On Thanksgiving: It's The Little Things . . .

On this Thanksgiving Day, many of us will declare our thanks for the big blessings God has given us in our lives.

Obviously, I am thankful for a wonderful, caring family; a warm, dry home; good friends and neighbors; a long-time job that I enjoy; my health; my faith in God and my belief that He knows what He's doing. And I'm thankful for the men and women who are serving our country, whether overseas or here at home.

But I hope we'll also give thanks for all those little blessings that we don't even think twice about every day. For example:

I am thankful for fresh oranges and orange juice. They're sweet, refreshing, good for you, and I can have them any time I want them. But some people on this planet will never, ever, ever taste them, and that makes me kinda sad.

I am thankful for our cats, Duncan and Lila. It will never cease to amaze me that cats are living with us, that they just know how to be fastidiously clean, that they come when we whistle, and that the sound of a Redi-Whip can in action will wake them from a dead sleep!

I am thankful for my senses. To *hear* Lila purring while she's curled up on my lap right now. To *smell* the wonderful aroma of coffee brewing. To *feel* the textures of yarn when I'm crocheting. To *taste* the bittersweetness of dark chocolate. To *see* the glistening sparkle of snow across a field at night.

I am thankful for flannel pajamas. So soft and warm and cozy and comfortable! And yes, I am wearing them right now - pink floral ones!

I could go on and on and on - being able to drive, birds, my own craft room, contact lenses - but I think everyone gets the idea. So whether you're gathering for a big raucous feast or just enjoying a quiet day today, please remember: It's the little things that make life big.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

Lorie said...

What a beautiful post, and such a wonderful reminder to take time to be thankful for all those little things that we otherwise take for granted!

I'm particularly thankful to call you "friend"! Happy Thanksgiving!