Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Bouquet

My little devotional I have has been touching on the subject of thankfulness this month. It has been good to remember to be thankful. Here is a little bit of one day's text.

As you go through this day, look for tiny treasures strategically placed along the way. I lovingly go before you and plant little pleasures to brighten your day. Look carefully for them, and pluck them one by one. When you reach the end of the day, you will have gathered a lovely bouquet. Offer it up to me with a grateful heart.

Now there are so many things that are obvious to be thankful for. But I often forget to be thankful for other things because I see them as distractions or nuisances. 

Nerf gun bullets (one of which just hit me in the head while I was typing this); cereal which is currently littering my floor because breakfast never makes it into their mouths; 3 year old toddlers who's own devised entertainment is dumping two 550 piece and one 1000 piece puzzles all together in one heap; shoes piled by the back door, front door, mud room door; laundry ('nough said); hot wheels, legos, train tracks that cause constant foot hazards; crumbs left on the counter and floor; mud and dust left from motorcycles and dirt roads getting to motorcycle rides; q-tips, cotton balls and kleenexes left from doing nails, eyes, lips, hair; toilet paper that always runneth out; dirty windows streaked with fingers; bikes, skateboards, scooters, helmets taking up an entire 2-car garage; balls stuck up in the gutter or over the neighbor's fence; bath towels left for days; left at home, can you please bring it to school homework, running shoes, instruments, lunch; what's to eat, I just ate an hour ago; thick books, picture books, paperback books piled everywhere; rocks, money, candy, pens, lipstick, jewelry in the wash; hi, honey, nice to talk to you (snore) 

Lord, here is my bouquet of thankfulness. It isn't quite as pretty as another bouquet I might pick. In fact, these are really just the dandelions and clover of life with tufts of grass stuffed in. I didn't have to look very far to gather them in my hands. But I offer them to you anyway. I know you'll find a nice little jelly jar to put it in and love it as only you can.

1 comment:

  1. I love this Mindy! Maybe because I've always had a soft spot for dandelions.


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