The Gift of Gifts

By , November 25, 2013 5:15 am

I think that many thoughtful people prepare for the feast of Thanksgiving by developing in a relaxed manner, the awesome number of things about which they are thankful. This is the great meaning of this feast day. It is a reminder to all of us- one and all- not to take the good and beautiful things in our lives for granted. Over the next few days, I would like to briefly remind myself and possibly you as well about some aspects of our lives that are deserving of a profound gratitude.

Today I would like to mention the SENSES. Yesterday I visited awhile with an old friend who is blind. He was not alone. He was with a wife that passionately loves him, and an extraordinary dog who really protects him in every possible way. That visit caused me to think of the fact that I tend to take the gift of VISION for granted. I look out and see trees, blue sky, fall seasonal flowers, and babies in bassinets. With the gift of sight, I am able to reach outside myself and encompass the world. What a gift! What an awesome, wonderful gift!

I’ll try not to take it for granted.

When I open my eyes in the morning, I am immediately conscious that God has given me another day. It will have its problems, and there may be some pain, but I am still here, and I find that all-together grand! Thank you, God!

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