Thankfulness

See the hand print on the glass?

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I realized they are getting higher and higher.  A woman told me when she was a young mother she was complaining about all the handprints on the window  she recently cleaned.  Her mother gently reprimanded her and said that one day there wont be any more little hands to make those prints.  Now this woman is in her 70’s with her children thousands of miles away with their own families.  She tells this story to help us remember:  life changes.

A widow once said to stop complaining about the big shoes that weren’t put away but to be thankful you have a husband to fill those shoes.

So, if you have smudgy windows and doors about 3 feet high, count your blessings.  If you have toys spread around like a big wind stopped by, count your blessings.  If you have big shoes you just tripped over, count your blessings.  If you are frantically cleaning house for all the family coming over, count your blessings.  If you still have to go grocery shopping the day before Thanksgiving, be thankful.  I am talking to myself here but what is good for the goose….:  Think about the things you want to complain about or that just ‘gets to you’ and let us be thankful for the people that fill your home.  One day they may not be there.

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