Of Pudding and Things Similar in Value

Whenever you say ‘Be thankful for the Little Things’ do we really know what we’re talking about or are we just spewing practical crap off the top of our heads to make ourselves seem morally superior? My fear is the latter. But I come to you tonight to tell you that I know what it’s like to be thankful for the little things. Oddly enough, I discovered this while eating pudding. Tonight, I had the choice to either partake of chocolate or vanilla pudding. Normally, I would’ve chosen chocolate but tonight I decided I would take vanilla. As I was eating it I thought to myself, “There’s something about this that’s familiar, almost nostalgic.” I thought about my grandmother, how she used to buy me pudding all the time at the local supermarket. Vanilla pudding is so simple. Just like the pudding, my childhood was also simple. My parents were divorced but it didn’t seem to bother me much. All I was worried about was whether or not I could get to spend the proper amount of time to spend with my grandmother or not. She was my best friend and she is my best friend. As I was pondering on the simplicity of the pudding and the simplicity of my childhood I became thankful for everything God has given me including her. There are so many times that I take everything for granted and I don’t say Thank you. Tonight, I will not forget to say Thank you. I will be grateful for everything I have and I will give God my praise for the little things.

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

~G.K. Chesterton