Recently when my parents were visiting us here in sunny Arizona, they’d begin each day sitting on the back porch and saying, “It’s another pretty day.” To which I would say, “It’s a pretty day just about every day here in Arizona.” And, truth be told, I said it with a bit of a sadness, a longing, if you will.
I admit to taking the pretty days for granted here in this sunny state. In fact, at times I long for rain or at least a cloudy day.
But I got to thinking, as my parents from another state shared such appreciation for yet another pretty day, that I really should be more grateful as well.
In fact, are there not a number of sweet, enduring blessings we take for granted until one day we wake up and they are missing? For instance, have you ever endured a lingering illness for so long that you plum forgot what it felt like to be healthy? And you thought to yourself, If I could just feel well again, I’d never take it for granted another day in my life!
So today, I offer my praise for sunny days and other “little blessings” I tend to take for granted.