Water. I live in a country that tries to make sure we have clean water and an abundance of water. There are so many countries who don't have reliable, safe, clean drinking water or they have a well in the center of town and they have to cart water buckets. I can turn on a tap and have clean water to drink, for cooking, for cleaning and bathing. We are so blessed to have water. And I thank God for making water. We see rivers, seas, lakes, brooks, waterfalls and we are in awe of His Majesty! We even try to mimic His Work by having "water features" like swimming pools, fountains, mini-rivers and mini-waterfalls in our backyards and we enjoy the sound of water.
The Sun, Moon and stars. God created these heavenly bodies and they are not only beautiful but they keep the Earth moving and productive. They've guided mariners to safe harbors. They've given us a silent witness and testimony of God's redeeming love in the stories of the constellations like Leo (the Lion of Judah), etc. (see a Bible study I did of the constellations and their witness of God.) We have gravity, seasons of the year, days/nights, all around the Sun and Moon. We can look into the heavens and the see the gazillion stars and remember that the Bible says God made them all and knows them by name.
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Glasses. I have had bad eyesight since I was a little girl. For many years I wouldn't wear my glasses because I thought I looked awful but I finally got to where I couldn't see a lick and it was affecting my daily activities so I bought some glasses and now I don't know what I would do without them. I fall asleep with them on my face. I'm up to trifocals now but I can see to read, do my computer work, my scrapbooking details, watch TV, etc. There was a time when people didn't have the blessings of glasses and good eye care and they had to make do with dimmed eyes or near blindness. Many in the world today are starving and glasses are the last thing on their list of needs but can you imagine how blessed they would feel if they suddenly got the glasses they need. I'm thankful that we can afford for me to go to an opthamologist every 2 years and get new glasses. I got some this summer. It's too expensive but at least I got them when many others can't.