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Bountiful Blessings

After six months of lock-down and social distancing it doesn’t take much to excite me. This morning I took a trip to the local farmer’s market with my husband and our younger son who was home for the weekend. These days any trip out of the house seems almost as adventurous as a trip across the country or jaunt around the globe. Seeing other humans face-to-face, even if at a distance, is a remarkable event on its own. Fresh air (actually quite smokey), blue sky (maybe more of a gray hue), a drive around town through the bustling roadways (a few cars counts as traffic these days)—despite these less than favorable conditions it was a joy to be out and about. The dull skies did nothing to dampen our spirits—we strolled the aisles of the farmer’s market, our eyes drawn to the vibrant colors of fresh vegetables and fruits, the smell of herbs and flowers wafted by; the vendors pleasantly smiling, their mouths obscured behind their masks, but at least you could see their eyes.

Blessings joyously lurk behind every corner, and blessings pop out at every turn. They are waiting for us to take notice and discover their unexpected presence all around. Blessings don’t have to come in large packages, they are just as sweet in blueberry size.

Look for your blessings today and before you know it you may even lose count.

Give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings He pours out.

Psalm 106:1, “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”


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