Sunday, August 1, 2010

Moments of Gratitude

I found myself at the grocery store the other evening. In front of me in line was a young mother with her beautiful baby girl in a strap on carrier. The baby grinned at me. The mom smiled quickly as she noticed me. She handed the cashier her WIC vouchers.

I was quickly reminded of another young mother I'd met recently. I cannot even imagine being in their shoes. Nor the shoes of their daughters. I quickly thanked God for all that my life is and has been. I also petitioned on behalf of these girls and their girls. May they know they are not alone.

As I payed for my groceries, I continued to count my blessings. As I turned to push my carriage to the car and noticed a woman with bandages on both of her legs.

"... and thank You for my health...."

I am grateful for these women who crossed my path that evening.

Life is so much more enjoyable from an attitude of gratitude.... Their presence reminded me of this.

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