I am very lucky because my eldest granddaughter is also still always very pleased to see me. I am so very proud of her, because she moved to France with her mum and dad when she was six years old , so everything was very strange for her. She works very hard at school and gets so much homework - much more than they do over here in England. She has been speaking french fluently for several years now (she tells me that she even thinks in french) and has also been learning Spanish for the last two years, so she will be trilingual when she leaves school.
I see blessings in all sorts of things during my day. What is the definition of blessing? Well, I think it is something that cheers us - it might just be something simple like finding a parking space, contact from a friend, reading a good book, watching the sun set on a beautiful summer's day. Good surprises really lift our spirits. They happen frequently, but often get overlooked.
Do not seek Him only amid the stars in the sky,
for it is in the small things of life that you may find God.
As I am talking about blessings, I will quote the following verse which I have on a bookmark.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your courage instead of your fears;
Count your laughs instead of your tears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.