There are a lot of reasons to get on your knees. The first one I think of is to pray and thank God for the gifts that he has bestowed upon you. Even when there is hardship, be thankful. I know that is hard to accept, but it is sometimes the difficulties in life that help us to grow the most. I was thankful to have the entire family together Thanksgiving weekend. It seems like we never had less than 20 people in the house at one time. I am thankful that I stocked up at the grocery store. They used up everything from bread to toilet paper. Time for another trip to the store! I am thankful that we have almost no leftovers. And, I am thankful that I have some peace and quiet this week. No offense kids, but I must be getting old! All the activity exhausted me.
You can also get on your knees to talk to your small children or grandchildren. They seem to respond best when you are eye to eye with them rather than towering over them. A large adult; not that I am calling myself large, can be very intimidating to someone who is only four feet tall. A voice booming down on them from three or four feet above their heads can sound very scary. It is interesting to see the world from the perspective of a small child! No wonder they get into trouble! Everything is in their view.
But the best reason to get on your knees is because of the surprises you will find. I dropped something in the kitchen while playing with my grandson and was startled at what I saw under the cabinets! I like to think that I can keep a pretty clean house but OMG!
The baseboards have things splashed on them. The dogs' hair seems to creep under every opening available. Once I looked, I couldn't stop myself! I looked under furniture and found toys, headbands and more dog hair. I am embarrassed to admit that before we got married, my future mother in law hid a gift under our couch. I did not find it until after I was told to look for it. I found things that I had lost, and things that I had not lost.
Unfortunately, the one thing that I did not find is cash! :) Oh well, I have riches beyond belief with a wonderful family. In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don't forget to be grateful for the simple things. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!