Recently, an elderly relative unexpectedly move in with my family. Initially, I thought him living with us was for him. After all, he requires a lot of our time, attention and care. However, I am starting to realize that God interrupted our life, not so much for him, but for us.
Now that we have a guest with limited mobility, we spend a lot more time at home. The one thing we miss the most is going out to eat at restaurants. It was one of our favorite things to do as a family.
This weekend, we all pouted about not being able to go anywhere. When our guest and I were alone, he said something that made me think.
I know y’all like to eat out and I want to go. I just want to be able to hold a spoon by myself, so people don’t laugh at me. When I can do that, I’ll go.
His words hit me hard. I know he struggles with holding a spoon, fork, etc., but never did I think how that would make him feel to struggle in public. Something as simple as holding a spoon or fork, we don’t think twice about. We just do it. However, what if we couldn’t.
I encourage you today to stop and thank God, for those simple things you can do. Those things that are so second nature, that you never saw them as a blessing.
Things like holding your own spoon, bathing yourself, dressing yourself, holding your baby or grandchild, putting on your shoes, combing your hair, holding a pen, signing your name, etc. Those things may mean nothing to you, but I promise you they mean the world to those who can’t.
I feel so blessed today! Remember, count your blessings, not your problems!
Have a blessed day!
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