Today when I went out into the garage to get ready to do a bit of snow shoveling I tried to put my gloves onto my feet. Oh I already had socks on and what I really was supposed to do was put my feet into my awaiting boots but something clicked in my brain, or rather, clicked off in my brain and I reached for the gloves I was carrying out and before I knew it I was bending down to put them on my feet. One might start to wonder about me. I know I am.
But as usual, it got me to thinking. Thinking about how so often I take for granted that I have the ability and mental capacity to actually do the daily life routines that are required of me. Yes, I have my stumbles and missteps at times, but for the most part I am a competent human being on this planet and I take that for granted.
Sometimes I think little things like this happen to give me a jolt. It is God’s way of saying “Hey you down there—-pay attention to the ordinary things that you do and see every day and take for granted. Don’t do that! Appreciate the fact that you have those abilities.”
The season of Lent is underway and I believe that this little incident was a reminder to me that in addition to the other things I like to concentrate on during this time approaching Easter I also need to add being more aware of my blessings to that list of things to do. Not everyone has the ability to put on their own boots or gloves or to even realize that there is a difference. Not everyone is blessed to live in a house like I do. Not everyone has the physical ability to be outside shoveling snow.
So yes—my brain freeze today was a lesson. A lesson that I must have needed to learn. During Lent this year I am going to keep my eyes open for finding the blessings in the ordinary. How about you?