Things That Have Blessed Me Recently

“live joyfully”

Ecclesiastes 9:9



Hot chocolate ~ specifically Silly Cow Farms hot chocolate.  Cute little bottle, not-too-sweet chocolatey taste.  The Brits have their cuppa tea in the afternoon, I have my hot chocolate.  Contentment.  I love Autumn.



Darkness coming earlier.  When Daylight Savings comes around again, I’ll be glad for the change, but at this time of year, I’m glad for this change.  Makes the house feel cozy.  I know, we’re spending more on electricity because we have the lights on, but we’re spending less on A/C, so it all evens out.

The wisdom that comes with the passage of time.  I had an incident last week, a painful comment from a friend.  In the hours afterward, I was worried about our friendship.  Prayer and calming down has me thinking that after we resolve it, our friendship might be stronger and sweeter than before.



Candles.  I use fewer candles than I used to.  I’ve become one of those people who is headache-sensitive to them, but it makes me appreciate scentless candles, and those faux, battery-operated ones more than ever.  The light is still warm and beautiful.



Reading.  I’m in the middle of Martin Windrow’s The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar.  It’s the true story of Windrow, a military historian, and his pet owl.  Sweet and fascinating.



The word “Caesar”.  And also “pharaoh”.  I love the way their vowels refuse to obey the rules.  They’re both on my mind lately, as I’m reading the book about the owl, and also doing a study in Exodus.

My clothes dryer.  I love using my clothesline in the backyard, as it leaves everything smelling so fresh, and I’m saving electricity.  But at this time of year, the outdoors gets less efficient, and I’m so grateful for my dryer, which does the job in an hour or less.



Eggnog.  I haven’t had any yet, but I love that it’s in the stores.  I usually only have one or two servings, the entire holiday season, and I look forward to that treat.



My peeps.  Those special people God has put in my life, related and not, that I love and appreciate.


Bible Study. Nothing gets me thinking more, and thinking deeper, than studying God’s Word.


I am blessed.



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