I was inspired by the message last night at my church. The theme was how God blesses us in so many ways, too many to count. The problem is we sometimes fail to recognize them. It is at Thanksgiving that I take the time to think about those little miracles in my life. I have been blessed with a wife who is in all ways my partner. She has stood by me and encouraged me through the good times and the tough times. When we decided it was time to become a family, God blessed us with two incredible daughters and showed me how life changes with the birth of your children. The role of dad is a blessing I have so richly cherished through out their lives. And when they had grown, they blessed us with the two great men they chose as their husbands, two great men who became sons to me. Finally, I have been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren who are the love of my life. Each moment with them is a journey of discovery, as much for me, as it is for them.
You see, life isn’t always about the big miracles, but more often it is the little miracles. The everyday moments that enrich our lives, direct us forward in the plan, that provide for us, sometimes when we need it the most. Some times the little miracle is that opportunity we would have passed up except for that nudge. The nudge that made me turn left instead of right, that caused me to say yes instead of no. In the moment, that nudge was the miracle. When we take the time to look back, to be thankful, it is then that we start to see the countless little miracles that make up our lives.
Today and every day, take the time to thank God for the miracles in your life; the successful child, the healthy grandchild, the loving partner, or maybe the career opportunities. They are all around us waiting to be recognized but too many to count. Today, I am thankful for the Thanksgiving dinner I shared with my family and for the million little miracles that brought me to this moment.
Written from the heart. You need to SERIOUSLY consider writing that book, Ken. Miss you.