Insignificant Things You Should Be Grateful For

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Those who have Liked my Facebook page would have read in one of my several daily posts that I no longer name myself as a Christian. That, however, does not disallow being grateful for some of the most healing, soul-fulfilling hymns and songs. Of particular value to me has been gospel.

Hezekiah Walker, a well-known gospel singer and church leader, several songs that have accompanied me across some turbulent crossings. On the other side of those tides, this song is was always on my lips:

I am
Grateful for the things
That you have done
Yes, I’m grateful for the vic-tories we’ve won
I could go on and on and on
About your works
Because I’m grateful, grateful, so grateful
Just to praise you [dear Source]

Grateful For The Seeming Insignificant

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Although I have changed some of the words, the essence remains. My gratitude for all the things in my life is enormous, particularly the small and invisible ones that have such major impact on my course. Synchronicity is another word for them. What are some of these?

  • A parking spot opening up just in time so that I would not be late for an important appointment.
  • A man opening the door just before all the grocery that I scraped my last pennies together to buy crashed to the floor.
  • A trainee pharmacist processing my prescription in error but turns out it was just in time for me to get my medicine under an insurance policy that was about to expire.
  • Someone who I thought would be a long-term partner dumping me and instead of a broken heart, doors opened for a new path to tread.

These are just a few of the seeming insignificant moments, twists of fate but ones that had life and lane-changing impact on my life.

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22 thoughts on “Insignificant Things You Should Be Grateful For

  1. Love this post Claudette. I love that I get to work at home, keep warm, watch my children grow into amazing human beings, See the cat in our garden play with a bird…Just Living..Breathing Growing So precious! Wonderful post!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are truly blessed, Sylvia! πŸ™‚

  2. I think we get so caught up in life that we forget to be thankful for the little things. We started a gratitude journal and let me tell you. We wrote some of the smallest things down, but it really put things into perspective for us. Like…thankful for electricity. We take that for granted.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t that just amazing? Your family must have loved the process. πŸ™‚

  3. Such a wonderful post to remind everyone of us that little things has to be appreciated as they can make a huge difference most of the time. A small nice moment can change the course of a day so easily!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Even a good morning text message, in this technology age, is enough to make my day. Thanks for sharing that Lisa. πŸ™‚

  4. Nicole Escat

    You will never learn to appreciate the little things in life if you have not been in the lowest level of your life. This post is wonderful.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Rock bottom, right Nicole? You most certainly learn appreciation from that seat. Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

  5. Rosey

    I try to be grateful for the little things too. Life is mostly a conglomeration of little every day things, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Love that word – conglomeration – because that is exactly what it is Rosey! Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

  6. Great post. I am really grateful for all those examples you just gave, and I’m really someone who wouldn’t be pleased easily (okay, not really, anything across my travels makes me smile). I’m sure older people have the knack for appreciation more than us middle agers!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Maybe they do Karla but there is really no reason why we can’t as well. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  7. It is great to have an attitude of gratitude. It will get you far

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed it will! Thanks for that La Trecia! πŸ™‚

  8. Elizabeth O.

    We don’t always see these moments as little blessings, rather we just take advantage of them. I think it’s good to be aware, it makes your day so much better and it helps give you good vibes throughout the day.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Amen to that Elizabeth! πŸ™‚

  9. I am thankful for literally every little thing. I might not say it out loud, but that doesn’t mean I am not head over heels happy about it!

    1. Ms Claudette

      And I can just imagine your brand of happiness GiGi! You are the best. πŸ™‚

  10. [ Smiles ] To me, all things in life have significance!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Why am I not surprised Renard? πŸ™‚

  11. Love finding appreciation in the small things. I think this practice of being grateful for these smaller moments is what makes us to appreciate life – bigger picture as well.
    Thanks for sharing these πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are so right Divya. As we “practice” appreciating the small things, the big ones will come. πŸ™‚

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