Early autumn I planted about 10 small pots of mums. They come in white, yellow, red, orange and purple. The key to having fall mums is to remove the buds on July 4 so that by October they have produced new buds and blooms. My neighbor taught me that soon after I moved here to Roanoke from the southwest desert.
Chrysanthemums are an important source of medicines and insecticides; however, when I look at them I think about gratitude and how grateful I am for all the good things God has given me.
Make a list of what you are grateful for: e.g.
- your spouse is a Christian, your family and friends are Christians. You don’t have to agonize over whether they will be with you in heaven or not.
- you live in a free nation where you can go to church, read your Bible.
- you have a warm house, a soft bed and sufficient food.
- you have eyes to see beautiful trees and flowers.
- you have a job
Is there any way that you can share any item on your list with someone less blessed? That would be a way to show God how grateful you are to Him for blessing you so abundantly.
Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 2/14