November 25, 2013

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As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

FOCUS:  30 Days of Thanks

Today I am thankful for the creature comforts that fill my life:  shelter from the weather, fresh water, electricity, a full belly, and a soft bed at the end of the day.  These are just a few luxuries that seem so commonplace and yet are out of reach for millions of people around the world.  Do we appreciate these pleasures the way we should?  Do we realize how very lucky we are?

“What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you expressed gratitude for today?”