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  Taken For Granted
by J. Allen Wilson
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 4/6/2008
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,
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/6/2008
Allen, an excellent write.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/6/2008
You remind us very well, how thankful we all should be, for so many wonderful things.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/5/2008
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 4/5/2008
well done--makes one stop and think--and be grateful
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/5/2008
We should all make up lists like this, it would be good to follow daily...ed
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/5/2008
At times, I believe this Top 10 list could be the list for each one of us. Well thought out and wonderfully written work.


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