give thanks for small blessings

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give thanks for small blessings

Express gratitude for a minor favor or advantage, as in My bag didn't get on the plane but it did arrive in timegive thanks for small blessings. This expression is usually uttered when one encounters an unexpected bit of good fortune.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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