When you open your eyes the first thing in the morning, what are you thinking? Do you dread getting out of the bed, and going to a place of employment that you don’t like? Worrying about how much you have to do that day?
Or are you one of those people who jump up and greet the morning with thankfulness and praise?
I am a morning person. I love to lie in the bed for a little while, stretch the kinks out of my body, and reflect on my upcoming day, pray to my God, and feel good about the new day that He has blessed me with!
I am alive! I also can walk, talk, breath on my own, and hear without an aid. I have so many blessings bestowed on me. I live with a wonderful man (although he does have serious control issues)! 🙂
Okay, I do have to wear glasses to read, but I am thankful that I can find a pair to put on that isn’t broken! I can see, though!
I can smell a fragrant flower, and can still bend over to touch my toes. For all my years, I am in pretty good health.
Living in this great nation, even with the crazy politics, is a blessing. Free to come and go as I please, to attend the church of my choice, to believe as I wish, is another awesome blessing.
God has blessed me with wonderful loving children, thirteen healthy grandchildren, and a healthy great-grandson. Yesterday, I learned there is another blessing on the way… another great-grandchild!
Sunday night as I was getting ready to lay my tired body down, my bedroom door opened. Thinking it was my husband coming to bed, I was shocked to hear my friend telling me to get up and look at my new stove.
Wow, God is great!
My precious friend and her husband bought me a cookstove, complete with a self-cleaning oven!
We have been without a working cookstove for three years. Not that I haven’t cooked, people. I have cooked on a two burner portable countertop stove, my griddle, along with a portable roaster oven. So to me this was a major blessing!
I can bake cookies again! Yummy! And make jalapeño jelly! Yippee! And as my husband says, now go make me some cornbread!
Now I realize that to some this isn’t a big thing, but as my kids used to say when they were young, “I am a cooker!” I love to bake and concoct great meals. Taking food to others is a blessing to me, and I love to see people enjoy good food, and if I do say so myself, my parents taught me well. It might be just country cooking, but everyone enjoys it!
Blessings are all around us, we just have to open our eyes and take them in. Right now, I am going to use one of those blessings God has provided me with, and cook a great big supper. I don’t even care if it’s hot!
Count your blessings, name them one by one. And it will surprise you what the Lord has done! (Love this song!)
Right now, one of my blessings is calling, he’s hungry!
Oh yes, just wanted to share this… from a friend of mine on Facebook!
Never pre-judge what the end of a matter may turn out to be, unless God shows you crystal clear. Oft times, we think we know, and then what comes to pass, we weren’t even close. If fact, we might have hampered many blessings to others and our self. Let go, and let God …. watch and pray … and wait.
God bless you, and have a great evening!