Word 4 Today July 25, 2011

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

I once broke my hip and became totally dependent on the love and generosity of others to do everything (and I do mean everything) for me.  I was comfortable, but crippled and completely helpless.  After a week of not being able to do anything on my own a thought struck me that went really deep into my heart.  I came to the realization that most of us “don’t appreciate what we have until we lose it.”  At that point I realized how blessed I was to be able to crawl into bed, wash the dishes, vacuum the floors, pull weeds in the garden or chase my wife around the house. 

Anything we do should be seen as a blessing from God, a gift.  I learned that instead of complaining about the mundane everyday things we do, we need to learn how to embrace them. Let’s not wait to lose everything before we can begin to appreciate what we have.  To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.  Psalm 92:2

PRAYER 4 TODAY

Heavenly Father, forgive me for murmuring and complaining.  Help me to realize that it is only when I start being appreciative of all the mundane and simple stuff I can do, the happier I will be doing it.  Thank God, I can go grocery shopping.  Thank God I have a car to wash.  Thank God I have dishes and clothes to keep clean.  Thank God I have a house to tidy up and thank God… I can do it.

THOUGHT 4 TODAY

The more I appreciate the mundane, the more I love life!

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