Nov. 7 - Give Thanks for Cinnamon!
Cinnamon is around so much this time of year. It's in drinks, potpourri, pies - even decorative broomsticks.
The idea of sprinkling cinnamon on top of a hot cup of coffee is just delicious, mouth-watering and even heartwarming.
Think of the scent of cinnamon baking in an apple pie, or simmering on the stove with clove and oranges. Is there any other smell that is more welcoming, that just says HOME in capital letters?
And now we even know that cinnamon has health benefits! It's loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflamatory properties, may cut your risk of heart disease, and can help lower blood sugar levels. Some studies have shown that it may even be helpful in preventing cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Wow! (You can read more about wonderful cinnamon here: www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon#section6)
It seems like cinnamon is truly good for the body and soul. Have you ever thought to stop and thank God for this simple spice, that we use so often and always overlook? It makes us wonder - what other simple, ordinary things do we overlook each day?
Thank you God, for the gift of cinnamon and all those small, simple things you give us that we so often overlook. Help us to see how extraordinary the ordinary things are. Amen.
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