Thankful For the ‘Very Ordinary’

‘I just want to know what the wooden chips in the bowl was. I have seen you eat those’ he said.
My eyes were wide with shock of what the young man asked. ‘What do you mean?’ Wanting to clear myself of every assumption.
‘Please don’t be embarrassed. I don’t know what it is’. He replied.
His disposition gave away his sincerity.
‘Ok it is called Cornflakes!’
Satisfying his curiosity, he made an exit.
…friends I reclined into my office chair thought deeply about what just happened.
Friends, I am not ashamed to say that incident took my thankful attitude to a whole new altitude.
Be Thankful For the Very Ordinary Things In Your Life
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with
benefits, even the God of our salvation. 
Psalm 68:19
The Lord grants us daily graces, 
God gives us daily benefits, 
He pours on us daily blessings.
I began to thank God for every little bit of thing in my life including ‘cornflakes’. What ‘Cornflakes’ are you grateful for?
This could be the people, the things or the events around you.
I learnt to be thankful for every chip of cornflakes in plate. I learnt that what seems like ordinary is someone’s miracle.
Yes dear friend, the broken car in your garage, the old toys and clothes, the littlest room in your apartment, the out of vogue, shoes and household items, running water in your home, garden of flowers… all of it and loads more is someone’s dream come true.
In that encounter, God showed me how thankfulness
can be seen in small but awesome ways.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 KJV
Let’s take our thankfulness to another level.
This thanksgiving month…instead facing the circumstances, face the seemingly ‘very ordinary’ daily miracles.
Think about all the ordinary things in your daily life you certainly don’t pay for or pray for.
Think about the very ordinary things that beg for you to notice them.
Think about the ‘ordinary people’ too you take for granted.
Be thankful for them.

Count your blessings. 

By His Great Grace,
Ifeoma Samuel

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