When some people are asked to name the seven wonders of the world they ramble off these:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. India’s Taj Mahal
3. The Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
There is another set of "seven wonders" that we need to focus on daily and be thankful for:
1. to touch
2. to taste
3. to see
4. to hear
5. to feel
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love
It is so easy for us to look at achievements of man or at spectacular things and refer to them as “wonders” while we overlook some of the seemingly little things God has given us, regarding them as merely “ordinary.”
These recent weeks following my DH heart surgery, we are thankful each day that he is here to enjoy all the blessings God has bestowed on us.
When someone can't seem to find something in there life to be thankful for I ask them if they have checked their pulse today. It's good to be vertical and ventilating.
May we all be reminded today of God’s ordinary blessings that are truly wonders.
As we are “thankful,” let’s be sure to remember to thank the One from whom all blessings flow and not just be thankful that we’re blessed, forgetting the Giver.
I wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving!