Small things are worthy of great gratitude. I know this. You know this. Every parent raising a child with special needs knows this. Even so, I consistently ignore the small blessings God does provide and fixate on the big things I think He should provide.
Are you with me on this? Are you having a hard time coming up with much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving? If you are, I invite you to join in a new holiday tradition.
I call it thinking small.
Instead of wracking your brain for the big things God did for you and your loved ones in the past year, make a list of small things. It took me less than 5 minutes to come up with 10 small things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Here they are.
- Mom’s Fabulous Franklin Chex Mix recipe. It is so good!
- Grandma Conrad’s Never-Fail Pie Crust recipe. It’s the only pie crust recipe that works every time. And it’s the foundation of pie, my favorite dessert.
- The smell of onions and celery being sautéed for stuffing on Thanksgiving morning. (I don’t like stuffing, but I LOVE that smell.)
- My mom is 91 and will be with us for the holiday. How many 63-year-olds have their mothers with them on Thanksgiving?
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