“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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What in the world would we do without these? The unsung heros of the blessing world☺



My blessings to be thankful for today are a little of this and a little of that but every little thing is a tiny treasure. Small things that we don't use everyday but when we do use them, we love them and appreciate them. Not very expensive and not very chic but always welcome!
  1. Rubber bands. What can't those little gems do? They can: make a ponytail on a little girl's head, hold together love letters, secure a fistful of ink pens in your junk drawer (everyone has a junk drawer, don't they?), hold plastic wrap tight on a jar of leftovers, keep your wad of $100 bills together
  2. Spices. Any kind or type or variety. Each and every one of them is a blessing to cooks young and old. Imagine making soup or a roast or Thanksgiving dressing without them. Our taste buds would be doomed to a life of bland meals and desserts.
  3. Marshmallows. Make some s'mores, float them on a cup of cocoa, add them to a salad, stir them into some homemade ice cream. The lowly marshmallow appears in so many places but, sadly, doesn't get the credit it so rightly deserves. Whether mini or jumbo they are up to the job!
  4. Straws. Something that every hospital has in abundance and smart mothers, too! Use them in crafts and in sick rooms. A must for malts and smoothies and floats, whoever came up with the idea was an inspired genious!
  5. Paper cups. Use them when family members have a cold or for making yogurt pops or for crafting bells at Christmas with the little ones. A boon to mothers with families large and small. A safe drinking cup for little hands and a planter for apple seeds when your little guy wants to grow a tree.

5 comments:

Protege said...

I love these posts and your collages are beautiful. So true, we rarely think about rubber bands, yet we need those all the time.
Marshmallows are the best snack and remarkably low fat too.;)

Finding Pam said...

Mimi, I loved your post today. I can relate to each and every item.
Especially rubber bands.

I am in desperate need of them since we moved. There is no paper to read here.

Have a great and blessed day.
Pam

Dogwood said...

All good things to be thankful for especially the marshmellows!

Carolyn said...

Simple pleasures, aren't they? . . . thanks for reminder of the small things. They all make life easier and tastier.
blessings to your Friday, Mimi

© Jennifer Raley said...

What wad of $100 Bills? :) Jenn