Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010 Blessings

Today was a beautiful sunny warm bright day! There are reports that temps here in ND were as high as 76! Just wonderful! This evening I looked out at my lilacs and the sun was hitting the new spring leafs that are just begining to open. The whole side of the bush was kissed with the golden light. Such a simple thing, yet so beautiful. Today, visiting with someone, the condition of our world came up. "Everything is so awful" was the sentiment as negativity and discouragment reigned. I reminded them of a few blessings I'm thankful for. The sun is shining, the temps are warm, I was able to get out of bed this am, I have food on my table, shoes on my feet, a fine husband, children I love, both my parents, a job to go to, I was not born in Uganda or another 3rd world country and orphaned before I could walk. I think you get the idea. When we only think of the negative we get stuck in that rut so focus on the positive. There's an old hymn that says count your blessings, count them one by one. I know that if you do, you'll be kept so busy you won't have time to let the negative (the enemy of our souls the devil) get the best of you!

Blessing after blessing friends!

here is a link to a song by the Jeff and Sherri Easter written by Jeffs dad. I hope you can take the time to listen to the story behind it and the words of this song. I love to sing this often , it"s a good reminder to be thankful for all the blessings the Lord has poured out on me!

thank you lord for your blessings on me

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  1. Thank you Faylin,I've never heard that song before but it will be one of my favorites from now on, how true are those words!!!!
    Have a blessed evening. I've been enjoying the perfume of my lilacs this week down here in NC,hope you get to enjoy yours soon.

  2. thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I will have to wait, they usually are in bloom around my birthday May 21, always a special treat I look forward to. Too bad they only bloom once a year!

    glad you like the song...

  3. Good word, good word to your visitor. Our lilacs swelled and colored up early out here but now they are in a bit of a holding pattern. They are one of my favorite flowers, I remember taking arm loads to school as a child. So wonderful to look forward to sorta like asparagus. Doncha think some of the best things are seasonal?

  4. Hi Lanny, yes, knowing we only have them for this brief period every year makes having them all the sweeter whatever it is! Lilacs, asparagus, lady slippers, fall color, the first snow.... we need to slow down and enjoy the moment!!