I was thinking this morning of those buffet restaurants you can go to where there are counters set out like islands, and all along the outside are dishes you can sample, there is something there to please almost any appetite.
There are islands for the main dishes, and islands for salads galore, and the most tempting one of all is the dessert bar, which is always crowded, everyone wanting more.
And I thought of all the blessings that fill my life each day, that God sets out like these islands, from which I can choose, they are all so elegantly presented to me, and I can pick any that I may.
And I wander around and look at all the choices, the blessings there that only need to be picked up, and try to decide which things I will pick to fill up my plate for the day.
I take a heaping helping of love, for that is what I wish to give you each day, and alongside this are little sampling of others, just for a taste along the way.
I put hope on there, and a dream just for today, and happiness crowded all along the edges, and piled on top of it all is His grace like icing on a cake, making all the rest more tempting on the plate.
Then I get another plate to fill with rich desserts, the kind that taste so good, and look good too - quickly filling that plate with hugs and kisses in heaps, and then I bring it all to you.
For the blessings we have each day from God are savored the most when given away, and I can't think of anyone I'd rather share them with than the one I love most in every way.
It's amazing how rich, how blessed my life is, just because God gave you to me, and every day I want to tell you, and give you a thousand gifts, to show my love for you in a million ways.
Each day we have a new buffet, and a new selection of blessings and gifts, and the greatest joy there is, is to give thanks, then fill my plate to give them all to you.