Daily Thanks – 23 of 30

Day 23: The other day I picked up my guitar for the first time in a while. I only started playing a few years ago, and everything I know I learned on YouTube, so I’m not very good, but I like being able to strum along to my favorite songs and even learned some fingerpicking tunes. But with the boys getting bigger the arrival of baby, I haven’t been able to play at all.
When I watch the professional guitarists and instructors online, I’m amazed at what they can that can do with their hands and fingers. Not just musicians but so many professions (artists, carpenters, programmers, chefs, surgeons, etc) rely on the use of skilled hands and fingers.
But what’s more amazing than their honed skills are the intricate workings of the hands and fingers themselves.
While humans beings are not alone in their possession of an opposable thumb (koalas have them too) our ability to use the thumb to grip and manipulate objects makes us unique as a species.
Speaking of unique, God gave us each a unique fingerprint to make us remember how special we are, and that each of us is different in our own way.
The design and mechanics of the fingers are quite incredible. Did you know there are no muscles in the fingers? Our fingers are actually “remote controlled” by 34 muscles and related tendons in the forearms.
Our hands are quite durable too, able to take a lot of punishment without breaking down. They are not, however, indestructible so we should take care of them and be THANKFUL for the myriad of things we can do with them.
Let’s use our hands to help, heal, and bring happiness to others.

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I am a fourth generation American of Japanese descent. My great-grandfather immigrated to Hawaii in 1907, and founded Taiheiyo Church in 1931. My grandfather became the 2nd head minister in 1956, and my father succeeded him as the 3rd head minister in 1981. On November 7, 2015, I was installed as the 4th head minister.

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