{Gratitude} ~ Awareness

Gratitude is a state of thankfulness that stems from a heart alert in the receiving.
It’s much easier to be thankful for the tangible gift or goody bag. Much harder of the intangible day-to-day. We miss the beauty of what and who is right in front of us. Awareness veiled by the searching for something new. 

We overlook all done right in front of us...especially when we're exhausted
~ The thoughtful one who started the coffee brewing while we got ready. 
~ The newspaper delivery boy who walked all the way up to the front stoop and quietly   
    placed the Sunday paper to allow our sleeping in.
~ The son who washed our dish left in the sink.
~ The daughter-in-law who makes sure we see our grandchild often as possible and updates 
    us on all the new things he can do this week.
~ The neighbor who always takes time to holler, “Good morning. Have a great day at 
~ The spouse who fluffs our pillows just right before bed.
~ The one who does all the laundry from start to finish just to give us rest.

Take some time each day to breathe in, inhale, and own the priceless gifts of those in front of us.

Take a moment in the day-to-day and familiarize with the small wonders to discover and little joys to unwrap.

In His presence, we are attuned. Soon it will be of no effort to recognize them one by one...God's gifts showered on us daily.

Your Turn ~ 

Did anything or anyone come to mind who needs recognition? 

  • Write them a note
  • Give them a card
  • Graffiti the bathroom mirror with your gratitude. 
  • Hugs are great!
  • Any other ideas you come up with

Soul Refreshment:

1 Corinthians 14:1 ~ 

Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you.

*November's life-words are being dedicated to gratitude and dwelling.