It crossed my mind recently that I can often remember to be grateful to God for the BIG blessings in my life: children, husband, shelter, health etc. However, there are so many small, daily blessings that I just take for granted that really need to be acknowledged. This is my forum to do such. Feel free to add your own!
Thank you, Lord, for:
10. Electric blankets. Their snuggly warm properties have enabled me to brave the sickeningly frigid winter.
9. Baby formula. Although I have successfully nursed 3 (#4,5,6) babies to a year, my first 3 boys were extremely difficult and I had to use formula. Additionally, Simona decided to quit nursing cold turkey at 7 months, and it was so wonderful just to be able to buy formula that can meet her nutritional needs. No wet nurse needed.
8. Technology. I'm so grateful I was born in this century. God knows I am too wussy to have been a pioneer woman. So, for the Kindle, the television, the DVR, the iPhone, the washing machine, the dishwasher, the KitchenAid mixer, and the computer, I am continually and eternally grateful.
7. Hair dye. I feel so much happier when I'm blonde.
6. Hospitals. The fact that we have places to go when we are ill or hurt is really miraculous. Even though a trip to the ER is usually a miserable experience, remembering how blessed we are to have such a place should carry us through the 4 hour wait.
5. Libraries. Jules has talked about this before, but I wanted to officially agree on the awesomeness of these institutions.
4. Chocolate. Can you believe there was a time when chocolate wasn't readily available?? I'm so glad I wasn't born yet. Swiss Miss gets me through many a rough patch, and chocolate chip cookies are part of my food pyramid.
3. Diapers (disposable). Poop happens. How nice we can clean it up, throw it out, and move on. I love you, Luvs.
2. Grocery stores. Packaged food, fruits and veggies, freezer sections--we are wealthy!
1. No salmonella poisoning, considering the massive quantities of raw cookie dough and cake batter that I (and my children) have consumed over the years.