Give Thanks for Small Things

Give Thanks - Daily VigilanceGive Thanks for Small Things for it is a Sign of Larger Things to Come – Florence Scovel-Shinn

The student must remember also, not to despise the “day of small things.”

Invariably, before a demonstration, come “signs of land.”

Before Columbus reached America, he saw birds and twigs which showed him land was near. So it is with a demonstration; but often the student mistakes it for the demonstration itself, and is disappointed.

A woman had “spoken the word” for a set of dishes. Not long afterwards a friend gave her a dish which was old and cracked.

She came to me and said, “Well, I asked for a set of dishes, and all I got was a cracked plate.”

I replied, “The plate was only signs of land. It shows your dishes are coming—look upon it as birds and seaweed,” and not long afterwards the dishes came.

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