One Thousand Gifts: Taken for Granted

This week as I read the stories of the Compassion bloggers who were in Guatemala, I got a glimpse into the lives of those living with so little. I could not help but look around my own home and acknowledge the abundance that surrounds me. I am so grateful for the basics that I have so easily taken for granted.

455. a home built on a solid foundation that is not in danger of being carried away in a mudslide
456. a roof that keeps out the rain and snow
457. insulated walls
458. carpet and wood floors
459. windows

460. a bedroom for each of my children and one for my husband and me
461. a bed for each of my children and one for my husband and me
462. living room with a sofa where we gather each night to snuggle before bed
463. kitchen, well-stocked with food
464. dining table to gather around, sharing stories of our day and reading the Word

465. indoor plumbing
466. flush toilets
467. warm and cold running water
468. sinks and tubs
469. furnace
470. water heater
471. air conditioner

472. refrigerator
473. stove
474. microwave
475. dishwasher
476. washing machine
477. dryer
478. vacuum cleaner

479. neighborhoods safe from the dangers of drug dealers who prey on innocent children
480. streets free of trash, beer bottles, barbed-wired walls, and iron-barred windows
481. not having to worry about how I am going to provide my children’s next meal

482. the basic necessities for life, and an abundance of extras, too.

In hope,

This post is linked at with the Gratitude Community at Holy Experience as I share my list of One Thousand Gifts.
About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.