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mandag 19. januar 2009

Blessings of a First-Day


Today I'm up. I'm back in the living world.

A world with people, shops, dogs and little roads to nowhere-in-particular. I'm back to everything that can't be found on my bedside table or under my duvet. Or on my pillow.

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After three weeks staying in bed I have worked up an appetite for working. For living. For do anything and everything (knowing that I won't even try to accomplish that literally). I ready. Bring it on.

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And so I was showered with blessings, again =)

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The blessings of listening to the wind howling outside, when you're safe and snug wrapped up in duvets and woollen blankets.

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The blessings of holding a precious little cousin, just six months old.

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The blessing of all his lovely faces, of his two little teeth already able to mark your fists with red scrapes as he bites and gnawes them.

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The blessings of another little cousin, almost two, so alike your own little sister when she was that age that you want to cry.

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The blessing of his small hands trying to squeeze the pencil into your own hand so that you can draw him crabs and mice and other wonderful creatures on the paper on the floor.

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The blessings of being able to walk on your own two legs to the shop and buy flour and sweets.

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And the blessing of those wonderfully, tasty sweets.

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The blessing of making two rye-breads with your own hands. And to taste them in the evening fresh from the oven and realize that God made something supremely tasty from the work of your hands.

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The blessing of seeing the delight on your parents face as they eat and clearly enjoy.

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The blessing of giving something back for all the years of nursing, feeding, cleaning up, tidying, explaining, loving, caring for and providing that they gave to you, receiving little but ungrateful behaviour for all their work.

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The blessing of worshiping the Lord with music, and song, even from a very hoarse morning voice.

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The blessing to know that Yahweh is good and long to give me good gifts.

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That His plans for me are of a future and of hope. His thoughts towards me filled with peace and not anger for my failures.

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The blessing of His love.

That the King of Kings has taken interest in me, a sinner.

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The blessing of an unprovoked and long-lasting joy throughout the day, and in the afternoon to learn that so many blessings are in store.

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The blessing of a long, warm shower, and a head massage

from a servant-hearted mother.

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The blessing of many short but bonding conversations throughout the day with one of the people you love the most.

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The blessing of having been bought at a price, and paid, to always and forever belong to Him, the Prince of Peace.

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The blessing of an unexpected call and soon-coming visit of an old and dear friend.

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The blessing of being able to work out, for real.

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The blessing of , when a tiredness so demanding that your head falls down on the page you're reading comes, being able to, taking time to go to bed for a short nap.

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And they are so many, many more.

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May He, who has blessed me so, bless you likewise

and open your eyes to see His good gifts to you,

so that you may thank Him

and give Him glory,

as He deserves.

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åslaug

6 kommentarer:

Marianne sa...

Eit :o) frå meg til deg.

åslaug sa...

Takk =)

Ingvild sa...

God loves you so much, that he made you read this, just to let you know!
Sånn =) Vil du legge ut det i en post engang kanskje? Syns det var litt bra! :D
Anyway, jeg får vel ta det som et komplement å bli sammenlignet med en to-åring =P
Og som en ekstra kommentar til posten din; If you can't sleep, count your blessings.

Eller en annen versjon;
If you cant sleep,
don't count sheeps,
talk to the Shepard.

Glad i deg! <3

åslaug sa...

Jeg er VELDIG VELDIG glad i deg Ingvild, men det er
sheep (uten s) i flertall òg. Også heter det Shepherd =)
De var veldig bra begge to!!! Skal brukes.

SamanthaMarie sa...

What a beautiful post my dear friend. I think it is so important to count the many many blessings that Yahweh pours out on us each day. I was writing down all of my blessings in my journal daily when I was going through a hard time about two months ago. I should really start that up again. (:

Ingvild sa...

Uff da =S
Dette var nesten litt flaut... =P
Man merker at jeg ikke har engelsk som skolefag lenger, og det er jo litt dumt.
Skal skjerpe meg =)
Men nå må vi jo opprettholde det norske språket her også da (så det ikke dør ut om 100 år, var det ikke sånn?). For ikke å snakke om det nye verdensspråket Norrønt ;P