I almost didn’t use this post. I take the MJP Gratitude Challenge seriously and this may seem silly to some -but this is something that I TRULY AM very grateful for.
I use gloves almost every day of my life.
My hands seem to be the tenderest part of me for some reason, despite working outside my entire life.
My fingers have been smashed, cut and broken……..I consider myself pretty tough, but I am a big baby if I get even a small wound on my hands, so I try to protect them.
Especially in the cold, I feel like my fingers are so brittle that they might just break off and fall to the ground. (I hope this never happens because I am positive the dog will gobble them up. I’m sorry, but I think about this quite often.)
I absolutely hate it when I lose a favorite glove. I can usually go to the store and find an identical pair. Then I get to thinking about the pioneers who settled this part of the country, the explorers and the homesteaders. How did they manage to do what they did with so little? I’m sure losing a glove to them, meant hardship and the danger of frostbite.
Look around you. We are so extremely blessed with little everyday riches that weren’t possible a generation or two ago. What would you start with if you had to pick one common, everyday object to be grateful for?