Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What Makes You Think of Your Blessings?


Hubby and I have had some unexpected changes come into our lives. Some good, some not so good. One day last week we had to go downtown. Unexpectedly we found ourselves having lunch at The Garden restaurant across the way from Temple Square. We were feeling pretty blue, but gazing out the window I saw the Salt Lake Temple and had to snap a picture. Just gazing at this beautiful building made me feel much better about our situation.

As we were leaving I also caught a glimpse of this fellow.



You really can't see his pretty blue colors. He seemed happy there on his perch shielded from the wind. And he had quite a view. It made me stop and think how our troubles are all a matter of perspective.Yes, Hubby and I have had a major change come to us, but our perch isn't so bad. We have many blessings and we're so very grateful for family and friends who help us through trying times. They are like the wall protecting this pigeon, keeping us safe.

And the temple . . . makes me think of my life on an eternal level, not just what is happening to me now.

How about you? What makes you think of the blessings in your life?



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8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to read you are going through bad times, Kathi. Your pictures are lovely.

    I think of those who have lost their lives too young. My friends, and family who do not have the pleasure of seeing their children grow up, or their grandchildren. I see mine via Skype, and often feel sad that I cannot hug them, then I remember, at least I can see them.

    Take care.

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    1. Isn't Skype a wonderful thing? I think it has helped many grandparents feel closer to their grandkids.

      Thank you so very much Glynis!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about the new challenges you're facing, Kathi. You and your husband will make it through and emerge stronger than ever. Sending you lots of prayers, positive thoughts, and good vibes across the blogosphere!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Positive thoughts and good vibes from friends help a great deal. They truly are a blessings.

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  3. I hope things are on the upswing for you and your family. We've had life throw us a few sucker punches - but we're in a good place too. I work with kids daily who remind me to be very grateful for the joys of the world! Take care *hugs*

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    1. Every once in a while a sucker punch can really make you stop and think. We're getting to a good place. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  4. I hope and pray everything works out well for you and your family, Kathi.

    Even when my late husband was fighting cancer, we saw folks in the hospital who were worse off. Some had no visitors. Others were terrified or angry over their situation. My dear hubby would walk around the ward dragging his "trolley" (IV pole)and spreading cheer.

    A dear minister friend, now with the Lord, always said, "If you have problems, go help someone else." He was so right on.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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    1. Bless his heart. Your late husband sounds like a wonderful person. And it's so true. If you have problems go help someone else. Thank you very much for sharing.

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