“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

Sunday, November 15, 2009

♥Never enough time to share all of life's blessings♥



My goal was to list five blessings each day that I am thankful for during the month of November. I thought that task would be pushing me and stretching me to examine my life to find them. Well, I'm here to tell you that blessings are littered all over my life and my days and my nights. So much so that I am pressed to pick my favorites each evening when I work on my blog. I hope that your life is so filled with goodness that you are experiencing the same problem. One thing that is coming home to roost is that you don't have to have a lot of money to be richly blessed☺
  1. Volunteer work. I don't think that there is any task more satisfying than what you do because you believe in what you are doing and why you are doing it. Whether it is planting petunias in the spring to dress up your town park or holding the hands of family members as a Hospice worker when a loved one is leaving this earth; to volunteer your time for a cause or  project is a precious gift. You are giving a part of yourself and your time and your heart. Your charity is blessed and so are you by virtue of your self-sacrifice of time and your children are blessed by your good example.
  2. Thick, warm socks. It's getting much cooler in my neck of the woods. The other day I found myself digging around in my drawer for the wool socks - the thick socks - the socks that make you think you have little blankets wrapped around your toes. It feels so yummy to be in your favorite chair, feet up and rubbing your well clothed tootsies together.
  3. A good haircut. Nothing in the world to lift your spirits like a good haircut in a salon that you've gone to for years. You chat with friends, catch up on local news and leave the place much happier than when you walked through the door. You look at the mirror and think: Gee, I'm pretty cute...still
  4. A good book. The kind where on a rainy day you can grab your blankie, put on your wool socks, get into your favorite chair (soothing drink by your side) and get lost for a little time - or - a whole afternoon. Then, once read, pass the book along to a friend to spread around the pleasure.
  5. Hugs. All hugs you give to those you love, or hugs that you receive, are remarkable blessings. The comfortable hugs given by your family and best friends feel like you are being cradled in the arms of love so sincerely that you have no question about your importance in life.

11 comments:

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful post!! Maybe we all should do this.....
Love,
Marilyn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Today I am passing along plastic bags and magazines to Operation Hope for the women in shelters to repurpose; my toes are always cold at nite and I can't sleep if my toes feel like ice, so I always warm them up before I hit the hay; just today, a co-worker asked about my funky haircut, so I am passing along my hairdresser's business card; the book I have on hold right now is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (which I started this summer); and I hugged a friend at school today whom I don't get to see often. Your blessings are so true for all of us! Best wishes, :) Tammy

Lisa said...

YOu are doing a great job with your blessings!! I think Hugs are a big one!!
Hugs, Lisa

Protege said...

All your blessings are lovely and so important; I particularly like the last one today. I miss being hugged on daily bases...
xo
Zuzana

GWENDOLYN said...

Your daily lists always have me thinking of my own blessings in the ordinary day. Blessings to you!
Gwen

Finding Pam said...

This has made me even more grateful, if that is possible. Your list is wonderful.

Finding Pam said...

This has made me even more grateful, if that is possible. Your list is wonderful.

Joyce said...

How wonderful is this, Mimi.... that your blessings are so great! I think this is true for most of us, if we would only take the time to think about it! Wishing you a wonderful week filled with treasures and miracles!

Amisha said...

Can't agree with you more socks, volunteering, books, a good haircut - perfect! It is so good to remind ourselves of the good things.

© Jennifer Raley said...

I haven't quite kept up the listing. I keep forgetting. BUT I nod my head quite well w/your lists. Did you see Dwelling in the House (Ginger's) post today. Wonderful. I think we should get addresses exchanged and do some good old fashioned letter writing. Can't figure out how to exchange them yet - not on the www. ?? Love visiting every day. It's wonderful. See ya tomorrow if the sun shines and the creek don't rise. (And the Lord wills). Jenn

© Jennifer Raley said...

I haven't quite kept up the listing. I keep forgetting. BUT I nod my head quite well w/your lists. Did you see Dwelling in the House (Ginger's) post today. Wonderful. I think we should get addresses exchanged and do some good old fashioned letter writing. Can't figure out how to exchange them yet - not on the www. ?? Love visiting every day. It's wonderful. See ya tomorrow if the sun shines and the creek don't rise. (And the Lord wills). Jenn