30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 25 – Unexpected Blessings

I love it when God grants His favor in unexpected ways, times and places. I am never sure why I am the recipient of it, but I am learning to stop questioning it and just bask in it. 
Last night, while leaving the home of my brother-in-law’s fiance, I took a nasty little tumble in the driveway. It was dark, and I misread where the edge of the driveway was. My left foot landed solidly in an awkward position in the wrong place, and down I went.
Landing hard first on the front of my right leg, then with both hands hitting the concrete very hard, I knew that bruises and soreness would be inevitable by today. Within minutes of being in the car and on the way home, I was already feeling the effects of my graceful little maneuver. I went to bed sure that today would be a painful one.
Boy, was I wrong. Not only is there no bruising, I was so NOT sore that it was well after noon before I remembered that I had taken my little spill last night, and a quick awareness check revealed that I am not the least bit sore. Cool!
“Father, thank You for Your unexpected blessings. I don’t know why we were spared from losing as much others did in the fire this month. I don’t know why I am not pumping ibuprofen and soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts tonight. I don’t know why so many little things happen to, through and around me every day that are such beautiful evidences of Your presence in my life. But I am very thankful for all of it.  Help me to be ever-aware of You in every moment. Thank You for staying with me and in me, especially when I don’t deserve it. I love You.” 
Amen.
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