Large and small...written by my sister Dee

United States
May 10, 2007 3:50pm CST
We, God’s loving children, have somehow gotten so that we are only thankful for the big things that the Lord has given us, as a new born child or special prayer such as saving a loved one, requiring wealth, and somehow have completely forgotten all of the wonderful little gifts he loving gives us everyday. Do you remember seeing a beautifully colored bird, or a maybe a darling little bunny in the grove? How about when you are homesick or missing someone so very much that you’re heart aches, but then the phone rings and it is that very person and they tell you that they were missing you and just had to call? What about when you come upon a bad accident that has just happened right before you get there? Is this just by chance? Think back on the process before getting to the accident, and I am sure that you probably were held up by one thing or another, as a phone call on your way out the door, or maybe you just happened to notice a spill on your clothes and stopped to change them? You probably even got a little angry that it happened, but next time look at it as a gift from God, as everything that happens in our lives has a purpose that only he knows. These are all little gifts that our Father gives us and all he asks, is for us to be a little thankful. Is that so much? So the next time you see a rainbow, or a lovely bright colored flower, a sweet brand new leaf in the Spring, a lovely art’s painting that you just dearly love, a hug you really needed, or a hello and a smile from a stranger, maybe the luxious aroma coming from your dinner cooking in the kitchen, yes even that is a gift from theLord. Our senses are a true gift and to be appreciated. For what would we do if we couldn’t see, or smell, or touch, or even feel love? Deborah Lorraine Olsen 2007
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
10 May 07
That's a wonderful story and I am thankful for lots of things thanks for sharing.
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• United States
14 May 07
I'm glad you enjoyed her writing.
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• United States
14 May 07
I too am very grateful for your kind words.God Bless, Dee
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 May 07
Hi Sugar, Oh this is beautiful and yes I am thankful that our Lord gives us so much large and small that we have pleasure in our lives, it does not have to be something large to appreciate what our Lord provides us with at all, and yes your sister is right that God always provides someway or thing to guide us along lifes journey. Please tell your sister that this was a wonderful discussion that she gave you to send out God Bless you always my dearest friend I shall be giving you a + raing as well xx
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• United States
14 May 07
Oh Kathy, thank you so much. My sis will be happy to hear this. I think I will send this page out to her to read. Glad you enjoyed it. How are you feeling? Hugs, M&M
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you so much Kathy for you wonderful words! I was hesitant about saying yes, but now I am very happy that I did, as there has been so many nice things said about my small piece. If you would like to get the full quality of the passion I put into this piece, just write me at jedlolsen@windstream.net and I will send you what I sent my sis. I had music and a picture to enhance the passion I had in it. Thank you again, Dee
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
10 May 07
This is beautiful...there was one thing that really stuck in my mind here..about the bad accident that happens just before you arrive at the scene, and if one hadn't been delayed by some little thing it could've have been you involved instead...I knew a person who, on a Monday night, went out with some of his buddies to a bar...and yes they got very drunk...the next day, he had a humdinger of a hangover and called in early at his job to say he wasn't coming in...guess what day that was???? September 11, 2001 and yes, he worked at the World Trade Center...his "hangover" turned to be a blessing in disguise,...big time!!
3 people like this
• United States
14 May 07
Thank you so much for your very kind words about my piece. when I was writing this piece the memory of that terrible day actually did come to mind, so now I know why. As I have told other members in this discussion, if you would like to see the full version that I send my sister, just write me at jedlolsen@windstream.net and I will forward it to you. I add music and pictures when I send them to her, to show the passion I have in the pieces. Thank you again. God Bless, Dee
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 May 07
These is 4 days old and I don't know how I lost it.Is just so ...I can't find the right word just can say touch my heart.If just we can remember all these we gonna live a happy life,but nooooooooo the most of us just stuck at small bad moments and let them turn black our day.How nice it will be if we can see the small daily gifts from the God to us. thanks for sharing and as I see you have an artist and a writer at your family.What next?
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• United States
14 May 07
Awe, you are such a sweet person. Thank you very much. I will let Dee know you were touched by her words. Praise the Lord.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 May 07
Is she member of mylot?
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• United States
14 May 07
Yes, but rarely on.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
14 May 07
Thank you for sharing this wonderful discussion.Your sister is a special person and I know you must enjoy her so much.I hope you will tell her how much I treasured every word.She is talented and deserves a great big gold star. Hugs
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• United States
14 May 07
Thanks sugar, she will be glad to this.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you raydene for such wonderful words! I really appreciate all of the comments that have been said in this discussion. I am so happy that you enjoyed this piece so much. I put a lot of passion in my work. If you would like to see the full version that my sis gets to see just write me at jedlolsen@windstream.net and I will forward it to you. I add music and pictures for her, as to show the passion that I have in the writing. God Bless. Dee
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
14 May 07
I find so many things to be thankful for, big and little. Yesterday I was grateful for some beautiful clouds in the sky, the fact that I drove about 80 miles without an accident, that I had the time (and a little bit of money)to have a nice lunch, and lots more.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thats great, I'm happy for you to be so thankful.
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• United States
14 May 07
It sounds as though you keep the Lord close in your heart too susieq, feel proud. I am glad that you liked my piece. If you are interested in seeing the full version that my sis gets to see, with music and picture, just write me at jedlolsen@windstream.net and I will send it to you. I add these things for her so that she can feel the passion that I have for each piece. God Bless, Dee
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
13 May 07
That is great! I am glad you posted it. We do take many of Gods creations for granted. I try not to do that myself. I do get caught up in life and take things for granted for a period of time, but sometimes I will spot something like a little bird sitting in my yard or a very pretty colored butterfly and it will bring me back to reality and realize that these little creatures are Gods making and they are beautiful!
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• United States
14 May 07
We all are that way, so it is nice to realize it, and get back on track. Thank you for responding to her writing. She will be pleased that you enjoyed it.
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• United States
14 May 07
Margieanne and you are right, we do take God's gifts for granted. We are just human and make mistakes and fall off the path at times. This is why I write my inspirational pieces, as to remind us just how easy it is to fall from the right path and not even reallize it. I am happy you enjoyed it. It will be in my new book which is just in the first stages and not even have a name for sure yet. God Bless, Dee
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 May 07
Well, it does sound something big and I like it alot. It sounds like she is talented.
• United States
14 May 07
Yes, she is with words very much so. Thanks for your comment.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you Lydia for your nice words. As I have told a few others if you would like to see and hear how I send these pieces to margieanne for her much appreciated approval, just write to me at jedlolsen@windstream.net and I will send you what I sent her? I put it to music and add a picture for her to show the passion that I have behind the piece. Thanks again, God Bless, Dee