It’s still early.
It’s a new week.
Exciting things ahead both for today and days from now.
But it’s still Monday morning.
Sunday nights late are my least favorite time of the week.
For others, it is right now, Monday morning.
Earlier, I was multi-tasking and checking email and texts, of which, yes, I had some…well one, but it was a good text, wishing me a good morning.
I love that!
Then I saw an email which was sent to multiple people.
It was not directed to me specifically, but, I was inspired by it’s simple message.
Maybe it was for me after all.
I took it as a gift.
Here it is.
“Hot water in my shower – the small things in life…mmhmm.”
I immediately began to think of the small things in my own life.
The easily forgotten.
The not noticed events that we miss or overlook and never take consideration of.
An automatic garage door that opens and closes.
A can opener that actually works.
A hard pillow, a soft pillow. A perfect combination.
A car that starts.
Dogs that love me.
A front door.
Running water, both hot and cold.
A pen with ink in it.
A hug from my daughter.
Things we may not thank God for every day, but important nonetheless.
“There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-living things both large and small.”
Psalm 104:25 (NASB)
The ocean, is difficult for me to get my mind around.
With all it contains within it’s geographic and set boundaries.
Yet, the writer of this Psalm thought it important enough to mention not only the large things, but also the small.
Take three minutes.
Anyone can carve out three minutes on a Monday morning.
Make a list of the small and insignificant things in your life that you are thankful for.
That you would miss if they were gone or not functioning as they should.
The three minutes of your day that you spend being thankful for the small stuff…
…will impact the rest of the twenty-three hours and fifty seven minutes that you spend dealing with the big stuff.
Three minutes for the small things.
“O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:13 (TLB)