Well, this has been a year to forget. Anyone else? With Di's cancer battle, and the economic downturn, it can be easy to forget that we are truly blessed.
If you have your health to pray for Di, you're blessed! If you have a full stomach this morning, you're blessed. If someone (especially a little person) told you they loved you today, well, you have HIT the jackpot!
It's been a hard couple of years for us as a group, but I think the main reason we're put here on earth is to connect and love as Jesus did. So if you look at our years from that standpoint, we've done pretty good.
Today I'm grateful that school starts tomorrow. I'm grateful for my book, A Billion Reasons Why, in large print for other fans of the 40's. I'm grateful that I found my Joe's Jeans (two pairs of which were falling off of me they were so old) at Nordstrom Rack. I'm grateful that the family knows not to take Mommy's pens (Pentel EnerGels) and I'm grateful that this morning, I can afford to start my workday at Starbucks. Sure, it would be smarter to put it into a 401k, but I guarantee you, I would not have the same amount of joy. Even later.
Seize the day! What are you grateful for today?