I love period piece movies. Anything set in the 17th or 18th or 19th century sets my heart a flutter. I love the costumes and the bucolic English countrysides and the grand manors of that time. I love the idea of sitting by a fire and the idea of courting and the idea of long walks even in chilly weather. I love the idea of it all, but I would never want to have been born back then. I like the conveniences of the life I live too much! And I count all those conveniences as blessings, for sure!
I like air conditioning and facetime and a vermin free home. I count washing machines and cars and vacuum cleaners and dishwashers and curling irons as blessings!
I’m grateful for the servers and cooks and dishwashers at my favorite restaurants! As well as the amazing woman who cuts my hair and “puts sunshine in it” every 8 weeks! I love books and pens with ink and podcasts and iPhones and Fed Ex! And I am sooo grateful for my Keurig and a great cup of coffee!
Germ theory and Google Maps and Temperdic beds and non-iron shirts are not only awe inspiring miracles but on my list of blessings! And so are smiles from my grandchildren and holding hands with my husband and every morning sunrise and seeing the first robin in late winter and breathing without thinking.
Big and small. Blessing come in all sizes. We often recognize the big things and events in our lives and the blessings that go along with them. But everyday ordinary miracles are no less marvelous! They are all around us and with us and in us every second of every day!
Blessings upon blessings. In good times and in bad. In joy and deep grief. In peace and in strife. Time or circumstance do not change the benevolent blessings of our loving Father! Our perspective may obscure us from seeing them. We just need to look for them to find them!
And find them we will!
Today start looking for God’s blessings in your life. At all times and in all ways. And acknowledge them! Just like the stars… they just might be too numerous to count!
This week’s memorization verse:
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8