As the weather here moves into spring and warmer, it is growing cooler in Madagascar. Ben told me that it's not as rainy as it has been. Although it isn't as hot as it has been, it's still plenty warm! I am glad he will be coming home to our summer instead of in the middle of winter. I think he would freeze to death!
That's one of many things I can be thankful for. I think I'll challenge the kids to write down as many blessings as they can think of in just a few minutes. I think we would all be surprised at how many good things are all around us. That's one thing Ben did in his last letter. It's always interesting to see what other people are thankful for - and usually we are happy about things that we haven't always have. Life lived too easily makes us complacent and we don't notice how good we have it. I'm humbled by some of the things Ben mentions in his thankful list:
My stomach is not having problems.
I don't have a headache.
The power is going right now.
This cyber has GREAT internet.
I have clothes.
A roof that doesn't leak.
Washing machines and dryers
My parents were sealed in the temple and I was born in that covenant.
I've been healthy enough to do everything I could possibly need to this week.
That last one really got me, especially since I haven't been particularly healthy recently. But I think I've been healthy enough to do the things that are most important. Thinking about our blessings really does make us realize just how many blessings we have. I am for thankful when I count my blessings!
More Madagascar blessings here.