Blessings Are Often The Small Things We Take For Granted.

A few years ago I wrote a series of blogs about counting my blessings over the Christmas period. It was as always a hard winter in France and Christmas was a very pared down affair, although that was, and will continue to be, a good thing in this house. The simplicity of our Christmas enabled me to see the small simple blessings like a cup of tea in the morning.

Fast forward to current times and Monday night just gone, as I lay in my new bed absolutely exhausted after sleeping on the floor for 2 nights. As I lay there I realised how blessed I was to have a bed, and my thoughts led me to think of how if I had to sleep on the floor for an indefinite amount of nights my health would definitely be affected. And I felt blessed, and I said thank you to ‘life’ for giving me the abilities and the tenacity to be in this position.

I found my eyes filling with tears when I thought of all the people sleeping on the floor, from older people to street children, and all those in-between, and I felt humbled.




  1. Yes, it’s easy to get out of the habit of noticing all the little things there are to be grateful for each day – even in a really bad day. I try to notice the little things in relationships as often these are indications that someone has made the effort to make your life better in some tiny way. Often they are genuine acts of love that it’s easy to overlook.

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  2. Amen, Moisy. The pandemic has been ruinous for so many families, and I am constantly trying to remind myself of our good fortune in a roof over our heads and food in the cupboards. It’s validating to see someone else write about this same feeling. I wish you well in your new home! – Marty

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