There's really nothing worth noting on my desk this morning!
Except maybe for my pile of backgrounds which
I did last night while watching
BBC's "Lark Rise to Candleford" on Youtube.
I love the way they speak, the graciousness
and the generosity of spirit in this series.
I read from the Psalms this morning:
Let my heart rejoice in your salvation.
Let me sing of the Lord,
"He has been good to me."
Yes, God is soooo good.
I have been surrounded with goodness.
I am up to # 2615 in counting my blessings,
but that doesn't begin to cover God's goodness!
There are so many things we take for granted.
I used to have multiple canker sores in my mouth.
I could not eat. I could not speak.
On one of those terrible occasions,
my good friend texted me several times,
"Praise the Lord," and she cited a bible verse.
She didn't know what I was feeling.
So I tried, singing praises with a mouthful
of open wounds.
I cried myself to sleep.
The thing is now, I am soooo grateful
when I CAN eat, speak, SING!
My brother was so annoyed
with the state of our country,
the corruption, getting caught by
police at any whim of theirs,
that he immigrated to Canada.
When he was there,
he had to cook for himself,
clean his little studio,
iron his clothes,
get jobs that were not suitable for him,
like power washing a huge parking garage!
He finally got a job designing posters
in a casino (a job he would never have taken
here in the Philippines!)
One of his office mates,
on hearing the life he has here in the Philippines,
with a driver, househelp, etc.
they said, "WHAT are you doing here?"
AND, a big AND, he missed us, his family!
When he came back home,
he was soooo grateful for everything!
The house help, the police, being with family, etc etc.
We should not wait until things and people
are taken away,
before we realize
we are surrounded by God's goodness!
This is NOT just another day in our life!
This day is a GIFT!
Let us thank God when we open our eyes in the morning!
How many people cannot see the colors
How many people wake up and CANNOT get up?
How many people don't even have faucets
to wash their face?
My son came from a mission to a place
where they did not have water for 2 months
because their pump (1 pump for 30 families!)
did not work!
Let our hearts rejoice because
and on and on and on.
Do you have a gratitude list?
Why not start one today?
Join me as I do 31 Days of posts,
writing from the HeART!
You'll find other fascinating posts
on The Nester, all doing a series of 31 Days!!!
Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!
#13, Carole Robb Bisson,
There's always lots
of inspiration going on
in her blog!
Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?
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and party here: