little bit of lagniappe

reflecting on everyday grace

“Sometimes I ne…

“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.”
-Mary Oliver

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the things that are staring at you — right in front of your face — are the very same things that you often miss completely?  Well, as I was throwing myself a little pity party this morning, I happened to look on my desk and see the above quote I’ve had there for quite sometime but had not noticed…in quite sometime.  So often the spirit is willing, but the flesh is so very weak.

Well, TODAY, wherever we are, may we wake up to what’s around us, pause, look carefully, and give thanks…for the simple, spectacular blessings of today.

Here’s a smattering of mine:

warm covers

fresh banana bread

singing “Holy, Holy, Holy,” an oldie, but goodie at church


children’s prayers – blatant honesty and purity

knowing glances

deep laughter from the belly

the healing scar on mama’s hip

sweetness of fruit

salad-making with mama

Costco’s aisles and yes, even the frigid produce cooler!

hot, cleansing tears

feeling that you are loved unconditionally

old sweatpants

warm cup of evening green tea with a little smidgeon of lemon

the word “smidgeon”

lotion to soothe dry, winter-cracked hands

Proverbs 3:5-6

hope of tomorrow

What have been some of the magnificent, “little” blessings you’ve experienced today?


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4 thoughts on ““Sometimes I ne…

  1. Cartie, this is a beautiful reflection of the everyday that we need to recognize as blessings…..lots to think about and give thanks…especially for you, my greatest blessing from your FATHER….mookie

  2. Dawnie on said:

    Love you, Lovely Lady!!!

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