Wednesday, November 22, 2006

dwell in blessing

We often use the word dwell in a negative way, i.e. to dwell on something. However, the meaning according to Merriam-Webster is "to keep the attention directed."

With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, I have been thinking about dwelling in blessing. For me, this is a daily challenge. How do I dwell in blessing and live my blessings at the same time? How do you do this? The best way I know to dwell in blessing is to acknowledge them- as much as I can- aloud and in silence.

My brother and sister are incredible human beings on this earth- I often dwell in this blessing. They accept me for all that I am and love me for exactly that. How does one express their appreciation for something or someone, if they have no words to express? When I think of my love for my sweet siblings, all that comes are tears. My love for them makes my heart swell.

Let us all dwell in our daily blessings. May others dwell in the blessings that we contribute to their lives as well.



Anonymous said...

They know. Even without words, gifts or any other forms of praise and thanks...they know and feel exactly the same way about you.

Jamie said...

Oh, I love the idea of dwelling in blessing. It also invites me to think of my home as a place of blessing - yum!

I really enjoyed reading your post today. For some reason I just woke up today feeling full of joy for all that I have. Maybe I'm picking up vibes from all my American blogging friends who are thinking with gratitude.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May next year give you even more to be thankful for! And I'm so happy for you that you have such wonderful siblings! I got lucky in that department too :)