Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet Blessings

This afternoon on my way home from school, I swung by the dollar store to pick up a few things. As I waited in the check-out line, this Butterfinger Crisp bar caught my eye. I had never seen a Butterfinger Crisp before. Since Butterfingers are one of the few kinds of candy bars that I like—I eat candy very sparingly—I decided on the spot to treat myself to trying a Butterfinger Crisp. Yum! I have a new favorite now!

Enjoying my little splurge this afternoon made me all the more aware of the fullness of sweet blessings in my life. Many women around the globe would only be able to dream of what I just did so casually this afternoon. . .

  • While many women live under social oppression, I have the freedom to keep my own schedule and drive about town at will.
  • While many women live in physical danger, I live with the safety and confidence to shop where I want.
  • While many women live in deprivation, I enjoy the abundance of discretionary money in my wallet and a prosperous economic system that provides me plenty of choice.
  • While many women live with serious illness, I have the good health to splurge on some candy without having to deal with adverse reactions.
Wow. I am awed to think about what is involved in the privilege of spontaneously buying a little afternoon snack candy bar. Thank You, Lord, for these sweet blessings.

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