Count your blessings

In the movie White Christmas, Bing Crosby sings a song to Rosemary Clooney in front of the fireplace about counting your blessings instead of sheep to help you go to sleep. The words go “when you are worried and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep, and you’ll fall to sleep counting your blessings.”

I just read an article (and donated some money) about a young Michigan husband and wife with two little girls and both the husband and wife have serious cancer. The little daughters are 3 and 1 years old. Their family is rallying around them and their two little girls. The pictures of the young family look like a young family I know very well.

I was at work and eating a salad at my desk and pulled up USA TODAY and the new story about the family was on the front page. As you can guess, I was in a hurry, hence eating at my desk and had a thousand things rolling through my mind about that or that deal and what needed to be done. This article stopped me in my tracks and I paused to pray (and give) for that young family.

I have written before about routine and normal days and how we many times take these for granted when we really should be thankful. We all are searching for significance in life and trying to improve our place in life and with that, often comes a restlessness when we encounter a standard, normal, uneventful and routine day. When these days happen, may this blog post help you to realize how very precious and priceless these routine days really are.

Pray for Ben and Shelby Offrink and their two little girls from Lowell Michigan. KT

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