Quietly

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Sitting in the brisk air.

Surveying the beauty.

Just listening.

“Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.” Ps. 119: 27

Without the Word, and knowledge of God’s law it is easy to miss the blessings He has bestowed.

How long is the list of blessings?

Thank You, Father, for

life
home
husband
children
family
income
nature
clean water
clothes
shoes
safety
cars
schools
books
poetry
the right to vote
church family
history that speaks of Your mercies
flowers
friends
computers
phones
memories
photographs
shampoo and conditioner
(thanks for clean hair!)
movies
music
instruments
music teachers
sports
good coaches
soft comfy blankets
bed that doesn’t hurt the back
fireplaces
fire wood
the Bible…

The list goes on and on.

Yet without
meditation,
reflection,
it might all be taken for granted.

How sad to miss the tiny blessings and gifts.

It takes effort,
but looking past the wants into the
manifolds of already have is truly a
chance to live in peace.

For thankfulness and peace live together with joy.

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