Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!
May your stuffing be savory, your pies be plentiful, and may nary a dry bite of turkey cross your lips.
You know, to me, Thanksgiving isn’t so much about a long ago first meal with Pilgrims and Indians anymore. That was the stuff of childhood. Now, though, when this day rolls around, all I can think of is the literal meaning of the word. Actually giving thanks for all of the day-to-day beauty, the moments of grand gestures and quiet acts of love. Being grateful for family and friends, most of all.
So, on this day devoted to gratitude, I want to tell you how much it means to me that you follow along with my mess of the common, the routine, and the ordinary.
The life I lead with my family is always busy, but seldom earth-shatteringly exciting. I don’t post the fanciest recipes or the prettiest pictures. My musings on faith, while being very heartfelt and honest, are also terribly simplistic.
Basically, what I’m saying is – if you’ve been looking for a mediocre blog about common, normal, ordinary things, you have come to the right place! Ha!
But those common days? They just happen to be my favorite and I am so blessed to be able to share them with you. And those routine jobs? I hope that we can always feel the grace we receive by doing them with love. As for the ordinary opportunities? Here’s hoping they just keep coming! Saying yes to the opportunities I’ve been given because of this blog and your response to it have been some of my greatest blessings this year.
So, let me just say thank you for that.
Thank you for reading the posts and for commenting, either here or on social media. Thank you for sharing the ones that resonate with you. And thank you for being you and embracing the ordinary blessings in your own lives.
Know that today, when I say my prayers and count my blessings, you will definitely be in my heart.
From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!
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1 thought on “Ordinary Blessings”
Happy Thanksgiving, Beth. I always look forward to reading your blog. You are the very best example of the blessings and rewards of “ordinary” life. That is what I enjoy the most. You are “real” with kids and a hubby who also keep things “real”.