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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Abundance of {Simple} Blessings

By Micky Wolf

Keeping this to the bare bones today. Seems appropriate in its’ own way.

It seems the real reason for celebrating the fourth Thursday of every November can be diminished in the rush and busyness of the holiday season.

Sometimes we—and yours truly for sure—need reminded that adopting a lifestyle attitude of gratitude and simplicity can open our hearts to the most meaningful things in daily life.

So, what (simple) blessing are you thankful for today?

Family? Friends? A meal over-flowing with your favorite dishes? Your home? Job? A boisterous gathering of the clan around the television to watch a favorite sports team? All good, for sure. 

On the other hand, what if we paused long enough to notice and be thankful for the things we may take for granted?

Personally, it’s socks.  Warm, soft, embracing-over-and-around-the-feet-comfy socks. Recently picked up a couple of pair that have to be the best ever addition to my modest collection. That’s it. Plain and simple.

I’ll definitely enjoy every bite of our family Thanksgiving feast, the laughter, the few quieter moments. And in the process, wiggle my toes under the table in gratitude for a blessing that may have otherwise slipped by unnoticed.

Ponder and reflect for a few moments.

What simple blessing makes your heart sing, one not obvious to anyone but you?


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