I wonder how many of us really open our eyes to the truth of the above scripture.
Do we look for these blessings as we go about our daily lives? Or do we get so busy and so involved with our worldly thinking that we become unaware and let them pass by unnoticed?
I make it a very conscious effort to notice the many little and big blessings that My Lord pours out on me and I wanted to share a couple of today.
Mickey had a day off today for Martin Luther King Day. Since all the banks and government offices are closed today, the Abstract Co. he works for was also closed. We decided to spent part of the day just out together and running some errands.
We began by stopping at a chicken restaurant for lunch. We have one of those books where you "Buy one-get one free" from various restaurants and we had such a coupon at this one. We ordered a 2 piece chicken strip dinner. When the clerk handed us our 2 orders she smiled and said, "I gave you each 3 stripes because they were kind of small." I replied, "Bless you." and I saw this truly as a small, but not unnoticed blessing of the Lord.
Next we were heading down to one of the department stores to buy some new bath and kitchen towels. I happened to be driving and as we passed the Salvation Army Resale store, which by the way I have only been in once before since it opened, I told Mickey I was going to pull in and look.
Our grandson, Aric's, 9th birthday is coming up next month and one of the things we wanted to purchase for him was a white bookcase to go in his room to hold some of his books and toys. We specifically wanted white, because his room is done all in blue & white. I have been looking for a white bookcase for several weeks. We had stopped earlier today at a furniture store to see if they had one and they did not. I have called 8 other furniture stores looking for a white bookcase and no one had any.
So, on a whim(?) (I think not!!!!) I decided to pull into this resale store and right after walking in the front door, immediately to the left is a.......white bookshelf. Just exactly what we were looking for. In perfect shape and a lot cheaper than a new one would have cost. He blesses us coming in and going out.
Just wanted to share our blessings today and remind you to be alert and look for the blessings God bestows are you. They really are there and many more than we realize.