30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Day 27 (taking things for granted)

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Day 27

Today, thank God for something you take for granted.

I did spend a lot of my time thinking about this… because I try not to take things for granted, but I also know that I totally take everything for granted.

I made a mental list and envisioned typing them all up here. But then I kept going and going and going. So I’ll just try to jot down a few as I re-think about all the many, many things I take for granted:

-my health

-my family

-my family’s health

-my parents, my in-laws, my siblings, my bro&sis-in-laws, nieces & nephews, cousins, et al relations

-my house, utilities, indoor plumbing,

-the ability to buy anything I want whenever I want

-the ability to not have to work so that I can be home with Nora & Ruth

-food, and the ability to readily access any food I want pretty much whenever I want

-the ability to easily clean things (dishes; clothes; floors) [our washing machine has been broken for 2ish months so I’ve been “hand-washing” (not really) our clothes in a portable washer/spinner. It is more intensive, but definitely better than actual hand-washing!]

-loving family and loving friends

-living close to my parents and in-laws and most siblings

-the ability to read and write

-my education

-the bed I sleep on; blankets, pillows too!

-generous family and friends who always share what they have

-self-less parents

Frankly I guess if I think about anything I would list it and it is something I will 99% of the time walk around taking for granted versus truly appreciating it.

I need to cultivate a conscious appreciation for everything, everyone, every experience, and every opportunity that God has given to me (and continues to give to me). There is nothing guaranteed in this life except that it will end. In this in between time I must remember that all that I have and all that I am is only possible through the loving generosity of God. Thank you God!!!

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