Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday – Gift

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Joining the Five Minute Friday party again this week!

I am currently sitting in my living room, trying to recover from a horrifying headache, which I have woke up with the last four mornings.  I’m starting to feel better finally, but I would really like to figure out what is causing it.  I’m thinking my pillow, so I’m going to switch it up tonight and see if it solves the problem.  I just made some of these No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares and they are cooling in the fridge.  Today is my daughter’s first day of Summer break and I’m a little excited and a little overwhelmed all at once.  🙂

But, now for the five minute writing – here goes:

Gift.  It is something everyone can appreciate, but everyone has different conceptions of what makes a gift.  I’ve realized that sometimes gifts are given and sometimes gifts are realized.  It is sometimes a difficult thing to REALIZE  a gift.  These are the gifts we’ve been given without any fanfare and without us noticing or appreciating it at the time it is given.  But, somewhere along the way, if we take the time to examine things and raise our awareness, we can realize the gift is there.  God’s grace is one of these gifts.  I so loved the message at church a while back reminding us that this gift is not earned, but simply there to be realized and appreciated.  Such a relief.  As a mom of a chronically ill child, I think health is one of these gifts as well.  We often think of health, especially in a child, as a given – a right, not a gift.  But, it truly is a gift and one that should be appreciated.  Food on the table each night, a roof over our heads, having transportation when I need it, having family I can depend on to help us out when it is needed…these are all gifts.

I would like to teach my DD a little more appreciation or awareness of these gifts.

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