Thankful - Week twenty-two

November 27, 2016

"Each day I am thankful for - Nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love." 

Week twenty-two (November 20-26)

 

Thanksgiving, the time when gratitude is abundant and the first place to truly recognize the gifts in my life as my family gathers together, revealing the hope and laughter that magically slips into the day as we share our lives with one another.

Recently as I read Kerry Egan's book, On living, I understood her truth as she described grief, "sometimes in this world there is pain so great that all one can do is carry it." Grief is not always a season to get through, but instead, something we carry throughout life, in the same that gratitude is not always easy to subscribe to, but instead a practice I uncover as I surrender to the broken pieces while slowly mending my heart.

Discovering an attitude of gratitude throughout the heartbreak in life is often difficult to unravel with the season of grief replaying in our minds, but with the promise of time, the rewards are plenty when we choose to observe the blessings  that flourish from heartache to joy through the grace of each season.

In just over twenty weeks this journey through gratitude has illuminated the darker days when anguish appears too heavy while also recognizing the many sparkles of joy. Choosing to view my life from the positive moments penned in lists emphasizes the abundance of blessings surrounding me each day and within those moments I become whole.

From the list...

Week twenty-two: Something you use every day

  • My favorite blue coffee mug
  • Phone
  • Glasses
  • Books
  • Car

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  • November 28, 2016 @ 11:04 AM EST
    By Beverly McComb-Davies
    "Gratitude makes everyday sacred.
    Expressing our gratitude is a gift to the giver.
    Gratitude for small things makes every day a gift." - Sue Bender

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