Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Counting my blessings

Today we are experiencing uncharacteristically cold weather and rolling blackouts here in Texas.  This has inspired me to consider the blessings I normally take for granted.  Here are just a few of them.
1. Electricity!  I can't help but be reminded that this is a luxury I often take for granted.  If I find 15 minutes without power hard to endure I can only imagine life without any at all.

2. Running water - The plumbing issues we dealt with this past year really reminded to be grateful for this convenience.  Whenever I was frustrated having to walk out to the curb to turn on the water so I could refill pitchers and buckets, I thought about how much harder it would have been to have to walk to a river and carry those buckets back, or dig a well.  

3. Family - I have been blessed in this area more than I can ever express.

4. Friends, old and new - All this time spent on Facebook reading all the posts of friends who are snowed or "iced in" makes me grateful for all the wonderful friendships I have made.

5. Facebook - see 4.  The little window it gives me into the lives of my friends and family is something I am extremely grateful for.  I have renewed so many friendships that I had hated to lose.  I have also met many new friends who have enriched my life in so many ways.  This tool has seriously expanded my world.

There are so many more blessings I could list but these are the 5 that have been most on my mind today.

What are some of the things in your life you take for granted but "couldn't live without?"


  1. Great list! I'm your newest follower via our 31dbbb group ;-)

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  2. I'm a Texas mama, too...North DFW! Nice to "meet" you!

    I'm your newest follower. Here from the SITS 31DBBB Challenge!

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