There’s a verse in the Bible that says “Where no Oxen are, the crib is clean”… we all understand that having anything means having a responsibility and receiving a blessing…even a vacuum cleaner can speak and remind us of our blessings. This happened to me this morning. I was vacuuming, trying to catch up from a very busy Monday. There were remnants of life on the floor. Paper from the school project Josh and I worked on together, popcorn kernels from a late snack, dirt from our comings and goings (probably even some from a mountain hike), all reminded me of the blessings of life. There were coffee grounds where our dog Cola got into the trash. She’s a mess, but Yes, that was a nice memory of coffee on our first fall-like morning…I could go on, but you get the idea. Now the dishes need to be done. They will speak to me too and remind me of the beautiful people in my life and remind me to be thankful for the strength to get tasks accomplished. It wasn’t so many nights ago, I wished to be able to have strength to be involved in the nitty-gritty of life. May your busy day be full of reminders of all of your blessings.