---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Echoes of "Blessings"

Blessings - how often we miss them or take them for granted, overlooked in the "busyness" of the day. Walking along the sidewalk, too busy darting along our path to notice the clouds in the sky, the shadows falling alongside us, or the pattern of a fallen leaf.

Blessings - sometime they are literally handed to us: our children after they make their entrance into this world; the hand of our new spouse after vows have been exchanged; the key to our first home.

Blessings - some blessings are the gift of the heart: the day spent chatting with a dear loved one, or sharing a cup of coffee with your spouse, or an unexpected gift - a heart gift that can be shared with another loved one.

As the year draws to a close, I look to the heavens and realize that I have been blessed abundantly, over and over again. Sometimes I realized the blessing and held it in my heart and other times I was negligent and missed it. I want to journey into the new year with eyes wide open and earnestly look for blessings and be thankful.

1 comment:

Fast Eddie said...

Hi Gracie
Thanks for the kind words you left at my blog (fasteddiesamericancoliseum). Nice of you to comment on the stories. You have a beautiful blog. I love the photos and the warm sentiments that you express. I will visit again. We are all blessed by the way the internet is connecting people all over the world.
By the way it's true. Dogs are just like children that never grow up.