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Saturday, April 05, 2008
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Taken For Granted

 

There are so many things that I sometimes take for granted. Below is sort of a top ten list. Though there are probably many more that could be listed…I just needed to remind myself to be ever more thankful in all things.

 

 

10. Freedom; the liberty to enjoy all things mentioned below without fear of reprisal.

 

9. Friends; sometimes lost in the shuffle, but never forgotten. Always there and always right on time.

 

 

8. Touch; I think but to feel the softness of a newborns skin; the gentle petals which grow on a flowing bush; the silky feel of Leah’s hair just after its brushed.

 

7. Hearing; I but think of a silent ocean, I but ponder a birds sweet call and I relish the sounds of it all.

 

6. Sight; Oh precious sight, a most wonderful gift, ah but to see the wonderment in a child’s eye; to take in the colors of a painted sky.

 

5. Nature; God’s gift to man. Oh gentle streams, and painted fields; golden sunsets forever real.

 

4. Health; Something so essential yet it is often overlooked until it is with us no more.

 

3. Love; this emotion is the foundation for all things good and right. For God so loved the world…

 

2. Life; for without life, this most precious gift the other nine would have no meaning.

 

And for number one on the list that should nevr be taken for granted……

 

1. God; for without Him there is nothing, for all things were created by Him & for Him. (Colossians 1:16)

J. Allen Wilson © 4/2008

 




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Reviewed by Lew Duffey
Wonderful write. #1 God.... goes without saying we only turn to him when we are hurting. That's a shame.

9. Friends; sometimes lost in the shuffle, but never forgotten. Always there and always right on time.
Now this one is timely. A bunch of my old school buddies meet once a month for breakfast. We are retired. For many years life took us in different directions but we have been drawn together again.

Keep writing.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by D Johnson
Allen, an excellent write.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
You remind us very well, how thankful we all should be, for so many wonderful things.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
The littlest things mean the most - things we never stop and thank God for - you remind us in beautiful lines. Thank you, well done, Allen!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
well done--makes one stop and think--and be grateful
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
We should all make up lists like this, it would be good to follow daily...ed
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
Allen,
At times, I believe this Top 10 list could be the list for each one of us. Well thought out and wonderfully written work.

Thanks,
Jill
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