Blessings come in many forms...
Some blessings are easy to spot: a new friendship, connecting with an old friend, healthy kids, a meaningful job, a quality education, a house to call home and so many others.
But, when I heard my husband pray at dinner last night, "Lord thank you for the blessing of hard work for me to do" I chuckled. He is, of course, referring to the demolition project pictured below (double-click to enlarge the collage). And he wasn't kidding. He has been spending many back-breaking, skin scraping, character building hours in the very hot, sunny backyard on this project...and he considers it a blessing. Hmmm.
How many blessings do I take for granted and consider a burden, or at the very least annoying and/or distracting? Here's a few: cooking, cleaning, laundry and errands. Someday, no one will need my help with any of those things and then I'll probably see it as a blessing to have had this opportunity now.
How can I live now, realizing all that blesses my life? Do you live now knowing your blessings?
I pray I will and that you already do!