Oh, today, I am thankful for the things I don't have that others do. (ya'll know I really need to count my blessings after Monday's post! Just practicing what my Mama taught me.)
1 - Today I'm thankful for music. All kinds. It is one of the most powerful ways I connect with God. I'm not a singer, and I can only plunk away on the piano. I am ever-so-thankful that God gave someone this gift for me to enjoy! I am always blessed with other's gift of music. (Kerrie Roberts there, she's one of my favorites.)
2 - Thankful for those gifted with being an extrovert. If there were no extroverts out there I would never leave my house (right, honey?). God's placed enough of them in my life to pull me out of my shell.
3 - Thankful for people gifted with the ability to fix things. I am not a handy-woman in any sense of the word, no matter how hard I pretend to be. I am blessed by many, many people in my life who not only make sure things run smoothly, but fix the problems I create when trying to fix things.
4 - So thankful for my Mama and her green thumb. Otherwise my garden would be brown instead of green. Each spring and summer I get to see such beauty (oh my peonies! LOVE!) because of what flowers she told me to plant where--did you know some plants need sun while others don't?
5 - Thankful and blessed by my friends who have an ability to find sales and deals. On more than one occasion they have sent me links, coupons, emails; all ways to save money that I can never seem to find. It is a skill, one I do not possess but really wish I did! Truly blessed they share that with me!
Some of these may seem silly, but they are all gifts I don't possess, skills I wish I had but simply don't. And I'm constantly blessed by those around me who share their gifts with me so that I can enjoy them too.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12: 4-6
What's a gift or talent someone else has that you don't, but you've been blessed to enjoy through them?