Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Count Your Blessings

I picked my little princess up from school today and in her daily activity folder was a small piece of paper with candy corn tied in a pretty bow on the top. The paper read, Count Your Blessings.
Give thanks to the Lord-
It's easy to do.
Start counting your blessings:
It may surprise you!
Just list every one-
The good things you know,
Like family and friends,
Then watch your list grow!
Each kernel of corn
Will help you count one:
You'll run out of kernels
Before blessings are done!
Keep counting your blessings;
You'll never be through.
Each one is a gift,
From God, who loves you!
God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

When we got home, this is what I found when I noticed Blair was being really quite. I decided to turn back around and continue packing. Her daddy could handle this one!

Gobble, Gobble!
Blair and I talked about her lesson today and she wanted to eat some of the candy corn that they referred to as "kernels" in her class from her poem. For every kernel she ate, she was supposed to tell what she was thankful for. She ate 7 kernels so she told me of the 7 things she is thankful for. She is thankful for 1. Mommy and Daddy, 2. Family, 3. House, 4. Friends, 5. Company, 6. God and Jesus and 7. Teacher.
As I reflect on this wonderful time of the year, I too am so thankful for many of the same things she is thankful for. We take so much for granted at times but we are so Blessed even though we do not deserve any of the Blessings we have been given.
I am so thankful that I have a kitchen floor that I cannot walk on tonight because I know that I have a precious, sweet, healthy child that I have been blessed with to love and take care of, even the messes. I am so thankful that I have been given a spouse that at times I want to pinch his head off, but I have been blessed with a lifetime partner that loves me and his little girl more than anything in this world. I am thankful for wonderful family and friends that we have been blessed with. I am so thankful for food to eat, a car to get around in, a house that we have made into a home and the freedom that we have in this great country. I am blessed to have a loving Savior that died for me and everyone else so we may have everlasting life.
Count Your Blessings! God is Good!
Happy Thanksgiving from Our House to Yours!

1 comment:

  1. Blair forgot to say Aunt Stacy... :) I laughed out loud when I saw the kitchen!