Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gratitude: The Little Things


When I found this picture it made me smile. Gratitude should be delivered with a pretty red flower, a heartfelt hug, and an abundance of humility. With Thanksgiving last week, I'm sure many of us were thinking of the blessings in our lives. Of course, we're thankful for family, home, and country. But
I thought it would be fun to think of the little things that make a big difference in our lives. You know, things that we rarely think about them, like . . .

smart phones,



stop lights,



or  individually wrapped sliced cheese.  



Smart phones have given us the world in the palm of our hands. We can listen to music, find addresses, and talk to people with that little device. 

And stop lights? What chaos would happen without them? Have you ever been stuck at a light that wasn't working? Sad times. People have to rely on each other to take turns and it can become ugly if someone should jump the shark (so to speak).

Individually wrapped sliced cheese . . . Okay, this is one of my favorites. Who doesn't like evenly distributed cheese on grilled sandwiches? And all you have to do is unwrap the cheese and slap it on bread.

Okay, it's your turn. What little convenience are you grateful for? Come on, you have one. I know you do.


If you like historical fiction that uses real historical facts check back on Thursday for the book review of L.C. Lewis's new novel, In God is Our Trust.







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8 comments:

  1. Well I never thought I would say this (because I love actual books), but i love my brand new Kindle! It's so convenient to have in my purse when I'm waiting at appts--and I'm not limited to one book, I can switch what I'm reading too. :)

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  2. Coleen:
    I know what you mean. I love my Kindle as well. I think there's room in the world for both hard copy books and ebooks. :)

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  3. Hi Kathi, I would have to say my washer and dryer, I can remember the days my Mom took the whole day to do laundry and then hung them on lines outdoors.
    afterthought I like to hold my books and read them, I am a senior and dont think I would ever want one of those readers.
    Paula O

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  4. Paula,
    Washer and dryers definitely belong on the list.:)

    And about books, I love hard copy books, too. Here's something to think about: we had company last night and one of the fellows said he was getting rid of his Tom Clancy novels because he had them on his ereader. I gasped. I love my Kindle, but I also love hard copy books. Call me old fashioned, but I'm still a little concerned that something might happen to the cyber world and all the digital books will be lost.

    Please keep your hard copy books. I'm just saying . . .

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  5. I'm grateful for email. Email lets me stay in touch with my family in a way that never would have been possible fifty years ago. Even though we live far apart, we're able to stay current on what is going on in each other's lives--not just the "big" things that would make it into a real letter, but the smaller things too. And instant pictures are awesome!

    I'm grateful for instant messaging. That's how my college daughters usually stay in touch with me, and it's fun to have them pop up on my Gmail!

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  6. Stephanie:
    Great point! I love email. It makes life so much easier. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  7. Good ones! I'm grateful for google at the click of a button when I need to research quick facts. I couldn't imaine how many hours I would spend at the library without it.

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  8. Joanne:
    You hit that right. We live in an amazing time when information is right at our fingertips. Thanks for stopping by.

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