“…What a rare thing is thankfulness….
We are more ready to pray than to praise,
and more disposed to ask God for what we have not, than to thank Him for what we have.
Murmurings, and complainings, and discontent abound on every side of us.
Few indeed are to be found who are not continually hiding their mercies under a bushel,
and setting their wants and trials on a hill.
These things ought not so to be.
But all who know the church and the world must confess that they are true.
The wide-spread thanklessness of Christians is the disgrace of our day.
It is plain proof of our little humility.”
~J.C. Ryle ~
Normally good health. (Something I often do not appreciate enough until it isn’t so good.)
Safe and effective medicine Â – for the other times.
The gentle care and concern of a child.
Church family…who have become family.
God’s perfect timing.
The generosity of strangers.
Christmas decorations…even if they are minimal this year.
Â Twinkling white lights.
Christmas cookies – fresh from the oven.
Boxes of “winter” clothes pulled out…
…for my ever-growing child…
…filled with hand-me-downs from dear friends.
…with news from far-away friends and family.
Empty cardboard boxes…waiting to be filled….
â€Ž“Blessings taken for granted are often forgotten.” ~Elisabeth Elliot