I was very thankful that while I lay sleeping last night, my furnace kicked on. Before I went to bed last night, I realized the temperature was supposed to drop to near freezing overnight. Reflecting that my "hot water bottle" aka my husband, was out of town and my back-up "hot water bottle" aka my cat Nix, had decided to go out prowling, I thought that it might be prudent to turn on the furnace. I'm glad I did.
Instead of shivering with cold this morning, I awakened to a house that was a balmy 68F/20C degrees. However, I realized that I was on my own for breakfast this morning. Often on Sunday mornings, I will awaken to the heavenly smell of my husband fixing me something nice for breakfast. Mmm... I have to say that man knows how to make a good breakfast! Sigh... I was on my own.
Actually, I wasn't very hungry at the moment but with a bit of a tickle at the back of my throat and a bit of a cough, something warm would feel good running down my throat. Really good. Glumly I reflected that I probably had deleted my supply of hot chocolate last spring. Still, I rummaged around the cupboard hopeful that I might find something besides my husband's tea. I am not very fond of either coffee or tea. I prefer the good stuff which is CHOCOLATE!
As I pushed aside various containers, my hand suddenly froze as I spied a tin box. I gulped. Was this what I thought it was? It was! It was a tin of premium peppermint hot chocolate a friend had given me. Cautiously I opened the lid and peeked inside, certain that I might have previously rid the can of it's contents and had thoughtlessly replaced the can on the shelf. Oh! The can was not empty!
Not wasting a moment, I quickly warmed up a cup of milk and stirred in the heavenly mixture of chocolate, peppermint and tiny chocolate chips. I poured it into my favorite mug and took a sip before settling down to write this blog at my favorite website, CB.
The air outside might be rather brisk and I might be sitting in my house alone at the moment but that doesn't mean that God has turned His back on me or is not blessing me. I am safe, I am warm and I am able to write this blog. As an added blessing, I am sipping on chocolate peppermint cocoa while I do it. Let us never overlook the "little blessings" which God so lovingly bestows on us.
P.S. While I did not have any marshmallows, I did have lots and lots of tiny chocolate chips!
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