It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, September 09, 2013

Chapter 9, Page 9, Book 13

DS#5 with our little Mr. Wonderful at his 3rd birthday party last weekend.

Recipe For Life

4 cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
3 cups of Forgiveness
1 cup of Friendship
5 spoons of Hope
2 spoons of Tenderness
4 quarts of Faith
1 barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty, mix it thoroughly with Faith. 
Blend it with Tenderness, Kindness & Understanding. 
Sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.
Bake it with Sunshine.
 Serve daily with Generous helpings.

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. 

Cynthia Ozick

It's true we take a lot for granted. Our hearts beat an extraordinary 100,000 times a day. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in our body. There are 100 million light sensitive cells on the retina of our eyes. Our brains can make thousands of calculations in a second while only using the same amount of power as a 10 watt bulb. We can distinguish over 4000 smells and we can see stars that are million of miles away. In the middle of all these interesting statistics we have our own unique finger print and DNA print. Scientists believe that human DNA carries about 25,000 protein-coding genes. 

Each gene may be thought of as a recipe you'd find in a cookbook. Some are recipes for creating physical features, like brown eyes or curly hair. Our bodies are truly extraordinary and yet we often trivialise much of what we do because we simply take so much for granted. Everything around us just doesn't happen. We are part of God's tapestry, God's unique masterpiece. What a shame if we take it all for granted.

Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels. 

Author Unknown


linda m said...

I know what it feels like to be taken for granted. I pray I don't ever take God for granted. Blessings

Chatty Crone said...

I am taken for granted - I would had the Lord to feel that way.

betty said...

I like that recipe of life, Ma. Cute picture of your son with Mr. Wonderful. I do think we take our bodies for granted until they fail on us; so many get cancer and then stop smoking; good reminder for us to treasure our bodies and definitely to treasure God!


Buttercup said...

Cute, cute picture. I know I took the 26 bones in my foot for granted. Boy, have I come to appreciate them in the last week.

peggy said...

Age three is such a fun age. Think of the fun ahead this year. I'm saving part of your post today, good one.

jack69 said...

What a creature God created, amazing.

BUT has it been 3 yrs since Mr. Wonderful discovered America? Wow, how time flies.
Great read, SWEET.


What a handsome family you have.