Why this word in particular? Well there are many people or things that bless us every day but sometimes we just have to take a step back and realise it, "Stop and smell the roses". I mean sometimes it can be the little things we do that mean so much to someone. My eight year old son stood in the kitchen this morning and washed all of the breakfast dishes for me, a small and random act but what a blessing to both him and I. It meant there was one less job for me to do and for him it meant that I was able to do some fun things with him and he was so really proud that he had actually helped me. This year I want to focus some time on the blessings we receive and give to others be it something as little as watching the sun rise over the snow dusted fields (truly a blessing from God) or the kind actions of people.
We have had a lot of snow here recently and in some ways the country has come to a stand still. Whilst this has been in someways an annoyance and of course dangerous, I have enjoyed the slower pace of my life that it has brought with it. Most of the childrens clubs were called off so there was little running around and we were able to snuggle up inside the warmth and watch the snow fall from inside. We didnt go out much to play as the children have been getting over coughs and colds. I did get out for some walks with the dog and we enjoyed the solitude and silence of walking through fields of snow or sugar sprinkles from heaven as I have heard it called. Although it is hard work on your legs and your dog just runs and jumps in it without an issue.
I had a hankering for baking pie the other day, not just any pie but a hot, vanilla, sugary, apple and blackberry pie. Truly, truly yummy. There is a tiny weeny bit left but I doubt very much if it will last untill the morning.
Thank you for calling in at the Little House today and for you kind comments on my last post, I truly enjoy reading them. Keep warm and safe during this winter weather.