Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blessing Wednesday

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted - Bertrand Russell.

Something about that quote stopped me...and helped me start naming my blessings for today:)

Today I am so thankful for:

~hands to type with and hold my children with.

~a mouth to speak and eat chocolate with.

~eyes to see God's glorious creation with. And my Hubby. He's kinda cute;)

~ears to hear my children, the wind, music...

~a nose to smell my morning coffee with. It's one of my favorite morning things.

Nothing we have is guaranteed, and so much is easy to take for granted. So where are your question marks hanging today?

And come check it out. I'm visiting today at my friend Jessica Patch's blog - if you've never been over to her blog before, you've gotta go. Visit with me today, but then hang around because she's a pretty amazing lady! Just click HERE. :) Have an amazing Wednesday everybody!


  1. Oooh, love this, Susan! And you're so right that we take so many things for granted. (Reinforced during our recent trip.)

    Some of the things I'm thankful for today: garbage collectors, (Sicily's sanitary workers had been on strike. Ewwww!) the right to vote, the choice to live and work where we want to, and precious time with family.

    Your attitude is such an inspiration and a blessing to me! Hugs, my friend!

    1. Hug right back, Dora:)Slowing down to count those things sure does change our attitude, doesn't it? Oh, and there are days I need my attitude changed every minute!

  2. Thanks for this!

    I'm thankful we still have freedom of speech...access to clean, running water...warm homes....comfy bed....antibiotics (I have a sinus infection) tea and warm blankets.

    I'm so blessed with the family I was born into and the kids I have.

    I'm thankful next Thursday is Thanksgiving when I'll see all of my family.

    Have a great weekend, Susan!

    1. Hey Jackie! Hope you're feeling better in time for Thanksgiving! My kids are under the weather too, so I am with you on giving thanks for medicine and how easily we have access to it - great reminder!

  3. Hi Susan, I hopped over here from Jessica's blog and absolutely love your writing voice. (Your peanut butter analogy was pretty brilliant too. :))

    Such a great reminder in this post. I tend to get so focused on the next thing that I forget to enjoy the moment. Right now I'm thankful for my daughter's toddler babble.

    1. Hi Sarah - thanks for stopping over! And the kind words:) Oh, baby babble...I miss that. I just had my just-turned-seven year old cuddling on my lap. I'll take it as long as I can:) She's my youngest and it goes by much, much too fast.