Proverbs for the day:
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both. Proverbs 20:12
Every blessing we have is from God, including our five senses. Thanking Him for these things are part of living the Gratitude-Filled Life.
My vision and hearing are not what they were when I was a younger man, but I’m so thankful to have them both (and I’m thankful for reading glasses.)
I’ll never forget the look on the faces of tsunami-survivors in Indonesia when they tried out the eyeglasses we brought. There was a look of delight and joy. They were thankful in spite of their great losses. I want to live that Gratitude-Filled Life.
I want to be more thankful that I can see sunrises and my grandchildren.
I want to be more thankful for hearing birdsongs and the wind in the pines.
I want to appreciate that I can feel both pain and the rough bark of an oak tree.
I want to thank God for the gift of smell. What are your favorite odors?
Mine are mown hay, plowed dirt, bread cooking, my wife’s hair, and the complex smells* of a little baby.
*baby powder, baby shampoo, milk, and other unmentioned smells/odors that are still blessings.
I want to thank God for taste. From the burning of a coca-cola, the pleasure of biting into shrimp, to the taste of that morning coffee, God is worthy of our gratitude.
Wishing you a gratitude-filled day.