As I was wrapping gifts today, I came across a somewhat nostalgic scrap. It was left over from a particularly stressful Christmas a few years ago. That year, I decided to make the best of our circumstances, and to look for small blessings at every turn. So, I decided to buy the most absolutely gorgeous gift wrap and ribbon I could find.
Oh what fun I had wrapping gifts that year!
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Isn’t that paper beautiful? The black and white one is flocked. No bows, since everything had to be shipped. (Here’s a tip: don’t ever buy paper with glitter unless you want it EVERYWHERE. For weeks!)
I admit to getting a little “wrap crazy” that year, and my husband had some interesting surprises on Christmas morning.
Coming across that scrap of paper today made me thankful for many things:
– The initial joy I got from my silly wrapping activities.
– How God blesses me in so many small, but significant, ways.
– A greatly improved situation, that’s now mostly stress free.
– The “reason for the season.”
What a blessing it is to recognize our blessings! In the midst of this crazy time of year, I hope you’ll be able to focus on your own blessings. And maybe to even discover some new ones.
P.S. Were you able to identify the wrapped items above? A toothbrush, toothpaste, laptop, and mouse.
P.P.S. That same year I received probably my best gift ever. Read about it here.