The Unthankful Heart…

…discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

So I continue on my quest to find the blessings in every day, in every hour.

228. Curling up by warm heaters on cold mornings.

229. Crisp fall nights filled with the scent of woodsmoke.

230. Seeing my breath in frigid air. Life.

231. Dramatic expressions from big brown eyes.

232. Dancing in the kitchen. (Our favorite dancing song? We Built This City On Rock & Roll)

233. Enough for each day in uncertain economic times.

234. A little girl snuggling in my bed just as the sun comes up.

235. Pizza and movie night every Saturday. Family time.

236. Winter scarves.

237. Playing pretend.

238. Socks. (Well, perhaps not these socks. I promise I’m a better mom than this. Anyone want to donate to our children’s college fund?)

239. Learning manners together. Catching each other in the act of bad manners. Laughing.

240. Friendships. Knowing and being known.

241. Pigtails! (Well, sort of. Her hair is getting there.)
242. Rabbits and deer in our backyard. The wonder of watching them through our windows. (Yes, this is an albino deer!)
243. Visits from grandparents and the feasts that ensue.
244. My hubby and his hair-brianed schemes. Oh, how he makes me laugh (and sometimes cry).

245. Rocking chairs and warm blankets.

246. Hot chocolate!

247. Learning how letters work. Bear’s eyes wide at each new discovery as he puts the pieces together.

248. Thankful prayers throughout the day. Hearing little voices share their heart of thanks for all God has given.

Truly, the blessings are innumerable!

4 responses to “The Unthankful Heart…”

  1. What a wonderful quote at the top!

    Also… the socks look familiar! (grin)


  2. I thought of you today…..I hope your Thanksgiving was nice. I love your list of everyday blessings, they have blessed me 🙂


  3. Angie,

    Your list makes me want to smile, laugh and cry. It blesses me and encourages me to read so many things to be thankful for.

    In times where we are tempted to give in to troubles, sorrows and even chaos all around us, I’m grateful that I can be encouraged by wonderful women like you. Thank you for your comment on my recent post. Thank you for visiting.

    I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to join with other Christian women through the thing called blogging…

    A million times, “Thank you!”



  4. I can’t believe it we have Saturday night pizza/movie night, too! And we love it :). We look forward to it every time. Nice family time.

    Blessings to you!


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