Bless and praise
Dusting is not one of my favorite activities, but yesterday when, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I combined it with an activity I call “Bless and Praise “, it was very meaningful.
Starting with the top of my drop-leaf desk it went something like this:
As I dusted the clock which I inherited from my Aunt Florine I blessed her memory and praised her for the many important things she taught me. As one by one I picked up the many frames, I took the time to give thanks for each person pictured and to send them a silent blessing.
Bless and Praise is a habit I’ve fallen out of recently but I first adopted it years ago in an attempt to turn the work of polishing the silver on my hutch into a pleasurable task. As I dipped my hands into the pan of water and lifted out each spoon, I would think of the person who gave me the spoon or other silver object and praise their presence in my life. Then as I dusted or washed other items on the hutch, I realized that each was a reminder of a person – living or passed on- of a place visited, of a special occasion.
So in this week of daily reminders of Black Friday I have visual reminders of the many blessings in my life, and I lift up a word of thanks for them!
© Dorothy C. Judd
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