“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Monday, November 30, 2009

♥My last post for the 30 days of blessings challenge - I saved the best for last♥

  1. My son is safe. My heart is aching so deeply for the four police officers that lost their lives in Washington State. My heart is breaking for their wives and little children. It is absolutely beyond my comprehension that anyone - at anytime - would want to hurt someone so badly that they would take their life. We have only one life. It is precious. How on earth can we call ourselves mankind when we show no kindness to each other on so many occasions? My son is in border law enforcement. I thank God each and every day when he ends his shift and goes home to his family.
  2. Our Father in heaven. The only thing that helps me to keep my sanity when such horrible things take place is that those who have lost their lives are in the arms of Our Father.
  3. My grandchildren. Each and every one of them is more precious than all of the gold on earth. Each is as different as a snowflake - hearts as delicate as snowflakes - and lives as remarkable as snowflakes. I pray to my loving God that I can watch them graduate from college and dance at their weddings. I pray that I will hold my great-grandchildren - to rock them - to kiss their soft cheeks - breathe in the sweet aroma that only a baby can give to the world.
  4. My friends. Near or far - in the flesh or virtual -  each of them has graced my life with happiness and a shoulder in times of need.
  5. My last blessing to note this year - my animals. My dogs - unconditional love at it's finest. My cats - beauty, grace and affection housed in small, angora-like bodies.
That's it, folks. My 30 days of blessings. Five blessings each day for a total of 150. Are there more? You betcha! I could do this each and every day until the end of time and I know that you could, too. So, until next year when we do this again - I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with good friends, good food and good times.


Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

So many things to be thankful for and for some reason it's so easy to forget or take for granted. I'm glad I stumbled upon your 30 Days Of Thanksgiving and was able to join in as time allowed. It came at just the right time in my life! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post about thanksgiving. It was nicely done. I have enjoyed this month with his challenge also.

Fairy Footprints said...

Mimi, I love your post, as you were talking about everyone being a snowflake, the snowflakes on your blog fell down slowly and gracefully, I thought of everything you said, I think it's sad when people treat others with such hate and disregard, and do not care what they say to them or hurt them, and even kill others, I know this was not what God would want. I love all the things you are thankful for, and I pray you get to hold your great grand babies, and see them graduate as well.

God bless

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Yes, the safety of our loved ones. The companionship of our pets. We are all so lucky. I am glad for you that it wasn't your son.

crochet lady said...

Those are truly thankful thoughts, thanks for sharing your heart. I've been blessed by your goodness.

KD said...

HI Mimi, thanks for stopping in at my spot. I, too, count you as a new friend. Can't have too many, can we?
I love the music you have attached to this posting. Yesterday by DDs were home and helped me put the candles in the windows (always our first decorations) then we watched 'White Christmas' at their request. A wonderful afternoon. :D

~ Sara ~ said...

Wonderfully said as always... No matter what we are going through there is always something to be thankful for.


Protege said...

I agree with your list, in fact, I agree with all the lists you did. This was a beautiful take on the challenge, what a pleasure it has been to visit here.

~Kristen~ said...

Blessing #151: Y*O*U!!! You have certainly blessed my life, my sweet bloggy friend!!! xoxo

Pat said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts so much this month. They spoke to my heart!