First things first, my word for today is blessings.
I woke up this morning to the song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" running through my mind. It would serve as a fitting soundtrack as today was filled with nothing but blessings......
The blessing of sleeping in.
The blessing of waking up to a warm breakfast with multiple options when just 20 yards down the road children were waking up hungry with nothing to satisfy.
The blessing that was the water delivered to Cite Soleil.
The blessing of laughter with team members.
The blessing of wonderful translators and drivers who work hard to keep us safe and take care of us.
The blessing of blowing bubbles with Diversen and giving piggy back rides to Fetsen.
The blessing of giggles as I spun kids in circles at the water truck stop .... And then we all fell down laughing from dizziness.
The blessing of antibiotic ointment.
The blessing of spaghetti for dinner.
The blessing of friendships, old and new.
The blessing of a cold shower.
The blessing of hugs from Dickinson and Jean as we walked down the road by the guest house.
I know this is nowhere near 10,000 blessings, but I'm confident that if Facebook allowed longer comments, I could have thousands more in no time.
"You're rich in love and You're slow to anger, Your name is great and Your heart is kind. For all Your goodness I will keep on singing, ten thousand reasons for my heart to find."
Written by Debbie