Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Counting my blessings: 4

Branch Of Wisdom

So many things are taken for granted. Things I do every day. Things I expect. It's the unusual that easily gets my attention and causes me to pause and be thankful. Today, I am diving into some of those things I take for granted and including just a few situational things for which I am thankful.

We had massive winds yesterday and today in the Chicagoland area. I am thankful for the wind and also thankful that we did not sustain any serious damage to my family our home.

I am thankful to have internet access. I didn't realize how thankful until it went out so many times today.

I am thankful to have my sight.

I am thankful to be able to taste and smell.

I am thankful to be able to hear my children (even when they are slamming doors, as they are right now.)

I am thankful to have feeling and feelings. I love to touch the faces of my daughters. Their soft skin, silky hair, and their strength when they give bear hugs.

I am thankful that I can read and comprehend and that my children can as well.

I am thankful that my memory is good. It's not the best, nor is it as good as it used to be, but I remember (most of) the important things. I do not have one of those amazing "can remember everything" memories, for which I am also thankful. I think it would be more of a burden than a blessing.

And, lastly for today, I am thankful that the world is full of unique individuals. Can you imagine if we were all the same? I'd rather not.

To read what others are thankful for today, hop on over to Branch of Wisdom.


  1. I know this is probably the most superficial on your list, but I was thinking just minutes before I read your post about how I was so grateful to have internet access - the convenience of being able to pay some bills online, the ability to keep in touch with people I might otherwise lose contact with. I've enjoyed reading your gratitude posts.

  2. Knowing that you are being blessed even on the things that we take for are living in the moment and finding joy in it!


  3. I loved reading about you touching the faces of your daughters. I was glancing back through blog posts and just recently saw the pictures of your 3 with my 2 boys. So - I saw their sweet faces, blonde hair (yours not mine!) and smiles.

  4. Oh such deep blessings of the things we get caught up and may take for granted. Beautiful!