Thursday, December 20, 2012


I’m in a grateful mood today. Having “an attitude of gratitude” doesn’t happen as often as it should, so I wanted to document it while it lasts.

I’ve met a few wildly cheerful people in my lifetime, and I suppose it must be good to be them. But, I’m a rather serious person, and generally my mood is more sedate. However, sometimes I'm so powerfully reminded of all the good things in my life that I can’t help feeling joyful—no matter how hard I try! Today, is one of those days, and I feel like sharing. Therefore, let the record show that on this day, December 20, 2012, I am grateful for—

Wise friends, kinds words, sunshine, tight hugs from small children, savory goodies, the marvel that occurs when strangers find common ground, problems solved, problems averted, a spirit of cooperation, the beauty all around, public transportation, Trader Joe’s Cornbread Mix (thanks Julie!), gifted songwriters and poets, bodies that heal, big ideas, small ideas, health and strength, good coffee, quiet, the love of family, and all the ways I’ve seen and felt God move.

Thank you!

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