734. Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small, simple things like the scent of rain, the taste of our favorite foods, the sound of a loved one’s voice. ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sense the blessings of the earth
in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine,
the taste of warm, fresh bread,
the circling flight of birds,
the lavender color of the sky
shining in a late afternoon puddle…
~Jack Kornfield

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The day has come.
It is already full of beauty
and blessings, good and holy.
Take time to notice them–
Behold the flowers, even
the small and unassuming ones.
Hear the hum of the bees
as they taste the nectar’s sweetness.
Look around for smiling faces,
and listen to the sounds of joy
in childen laughing at play.
Smell the fertile earth and the rain,
and feel the wind upon your face.
Then rejoice in the myriad pleasures
sensory perceptions offer you.
~Natalie Scarberry

You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. ~Psalm 128:2   ✝

20 thoughts on “734. Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small, simple things like the scent of rain, the taste of our favorite foods, the sound of a loved one’s voice. ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

  1. it is a testament of our lives that we must remind ourselves to offer thanks and give praise—I am the first to need reminding—no matter how bad–there is indeed good hidden within—it’s all a matter of perspective—
    Thank you for the lovely words and most pretty reminder that there is beauty, good and Holy, to be found. . .and rather close at hand at that!!
    Hugs and love—a cookie who is thankful for you!!

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    • Oh I have to constantly remind myself too. I had to go back and add your words, good and holy to my text. And then I decided to change some other lines as well.
      So thanks for the inspiration. And I too am always thankful for you, my little Georgia Peach. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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