Joining Colline’s Gratitude challenge will help me to stay hinged on the blessings that I am surrounded with, no matter how minutiae they may seem.
The song ‘count your blessings and name them one by one,’ plays in my mind as I write this. It will indeed surprise you what the Lord has done!
There is always something to be grateful for and when we are thankful for what we have, it actually makes it enough. Fear disappears and abundance appears!
Our lives may not be perfect, but gratitude bestows reverence on us, changing the perspectives of how we experience Life and the World.
Today, I am simply grateful for the simple things of life.
- For more in-depth understanding of a word that I have read before and accepted its meaning literally.
As I was bleary-eyed this morning and trying to have a quick devotion with the children whilst pulling on my canvas as well (multi-tasking Mama) I was trying to explain the concept of Psalm 27.1: ”The Lord is my Light and my Salvation” to my young ones and I floundered a bit, before my light-bulb of understanding came on.
That our lives could be likened to a very dark house in need of light. We pay our electricity/gas bills so that we may have light supply in our house, but we can still be in that darkness with its cast shadows and monsters lurking and growling at us, if we fail to turn on the switch to let the light shine. We are the ones responsible for turning on the switch and nobody else! For this revelation and explanation to my young ones, I am thankful.’
- For sustained good health of my family, I am grateful.
- I am grateful for getting my exercise in today.
- I am really grateful for a quick power snooze without any perturbing thoughts.
- For the warm, tasty home-made chilli soup that I indulged in. I am truly thankful. It does not escape my mind that some unfortunate souls are somewhere without warm food or shelter. Not because they love it that way, but because providence found them there.
Take not for granted the little things that makes your life beautiful. Like my people would say, “when you are eating a piece of fruit, think of the person that planted the tree.”
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha