Whenever we return to our seats after communion at church, I talk with Annalee about saying prayers and giving God thanks. This time around, I started our prayers with thanking God for our friends and our church community. I continued with other blessings we are thankful for. Before I could finish my sentence, Annalee whipped out what had been our regular prayer (which has since become more random) during dinner for several years. This is what she said:
'Thank you for the roof over our heads, the food that we eat and the love we have for each other.'
And, really, when it comes down to it, those are our true needs and our true blessings. Everything else we are blessed with is icing on the cake.
2 weeks ago