Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Large numbers of small blessings

I have been missing from this space. Not because the days are empty... not because there is nothing to report...

The truth is that the days here have been filled with a million little things... too small to report, too significant to forget. If I used one word to describe this summer, it would be "blessings", a myriad of blessings small enough to be taken for granted - shame on me if I do.

Here are just a few to show you what I mean -
I have a yard with grass to mow and the mower works.
My garden is planted and already filled with the promise of beans, tomatoes and zucchini.
Dinners have been interesting - even yummy!
Strawberries, in the freezer.

I harvested an armload of lavender for lemonade, lots of lemonade.
Our family gathered on July 4th - sweet fellowship with food, swimming, laughter - safely there, safely home again.
I picked my first zucchini from my garden.
I sleep at night.
Flowers are everywhere around the house - coming and going, then coming again.

We have just enough business.
We are not sick.

So tell me, what are the first 5 things on your list of blessings?

O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:26


Marcie said...

My list? Joel, Emma, Juliana, Allison, Isaac, and the Word. No, Java doesn't make the list. :0) Your blog picture with that adorable girl (smile) could win an award. So great!

Laurie Bytwerk said...

1. A testimony to share.
2. My husband that God is drawing closer to himself daily.
3. My fantastic, healthy daughters.
4. My godly heritage.
5. Our needs met daily with bountiful blessings to share.

Did you say 5 or 55?
:-) Laurie

Anonymous said...

Love your blog photo --- can you name her? She looks like someone I know. I wonder, could it be?

As for five blessings, I don't know where to begin. Basically, it would have to be God's Presence including the Son and the Holy Spirit; then comes family, friends, health and the fact that I woke up breathing with another day to live with all of the above.

cHim-prints said...

The photo is one of my granddaughters... Another one of 15 blessings!

Doesn't it just remind you of summer as a kid?