I look forward to Multitudes on Mondays when I can share the everyday blessings I encounter throughout my week. I have to be on the lookout since I feel accountable writing this post each week. And that's a good thing.
It's been very hot here in the Phoenix area with temperatures still remaining in the triple digit range. I came out of work eager to get home only to discover I had a dead battery! However, a kind co-worker gladly allowed me to attach my jumper cables to her car to get my engine started.
On the way home, I noticed how beautiful the sky and clouds were.
So of course, I had to take a photo to share. In the midst of those frustrating days, it's good to notice the everyday blessings.
#155 Having AAA to call for my car battery
#156 A beautiful cloud formation with the sun shining through to remind me of God's provision and goodness
My weekdays go by so quickly and by the time I get home I'm so tired.
Thankfully, my husband Greg has had a variety of meals all ready for me. I'm so grateful for his thoughtfulness.
I was so thankful and so was Greg.
#158 A good friend who took the time to prepare a meal for my family
I couldn't let a week go by without sharing a few blessings I had with the children.
It was Evan's fourth birthday and his mom brought in colored cupcakes for our class to enjoy during snack time. Heidi and I laughed as they gobbled up those yummy sweets and didn't even realize their little mouths were covered in the colors. As you can see for yourself, Maya choose a pink cupcake. I think she's really enjoying it, don't you?
This week the three year olds were introduced to the letter B. They practice writing B's, both lower case and upper case. They identify words that begin with the letter B. And they also get to pick out all the B's in a poem.
#160 Seeing the children learn and really get it
#161 Working with Heidi who is an incredible teacher
#162 Getting to share the delight with Heidi when the children progress in their learning and understanding
With the tenth anniversary of 9/11, many of the children wore red, white and blue.
Escape From the World Trade Center was written by a woman named Leslie Haskin. She describes in vivid detail her escape from the 36th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center. I was caught up in her description of the events and emotions on that day.
How inspiring it was to learn that despite post traumatic stress disorder and a long recovery, she eventually embraced the faith of her childhood.
She had a praying mother.
Why am I not surprised? Btw, I had a hard time putting this book (or should I say my Kindle) down.
# 163 Hearing a story of good in the midst of such tragedy of 9/11
I invite you to be on the lookout for those everyday blessings. We have plenty of tragedies and bad news in this world, but there's always something for which we can be thankful.
You can always join in with Ann of A Holy Experience. Or you can simply begin keeping a daily list. Believe me, it will change your perspective.
Blessings and love,
Photo Credit for "count your blessings": Saying It Sweet