Saturday, April 23, 2011

Appreciating The Small Things

Had the opportunity today to do some things around the house. We had no real agenda, didn't have to be anywhere, we were free to do household chores at our leisure. Love these kind of days...               

I was able to transplant some seedlings and pot a geranium

                                              slice and dehydrate some apples

                                     bake a banana bread to take to Easter dinner

and make dinner for my husband and myself

I know this sounds like no big deal, and a year ago it wouldn't have been, but things have changed. I now realize what blessing it is to be able to do the simple things. I want to cultivate a heart of gratitude, to continue to be thankful for the things we so often take for granted...like being able to cook a meal, or work in the garden.

My desire is to be more aware of the blessings I receive each day, there is so much to be thankful for.

When thou hast thanked thy God for every blessing sent, What time will then remain, For murmurs or lament?   R.C. Trench

"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men" Psalm107:8


Kim said...

Wonderful post--I agree--it is within the simpliest of the daily activities that we find the true blessings of life!

Trisha said...

Yes those simply daily things are such gifts from the LORD. It's a blessing to see the work of your hands in these lovely pictures. And, thank you for sharing that wonderful quote.

LDH said...

Hi Maryann, I love the quote and the Scripture you included in the post. Great reminder to continually cultivate a heart of gratitude which doesn't come naturally.

A joy stopping by to visit with you! :)
Kindly Lorraine