Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves
to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude.
Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life,
not just in the moments we set aside for worship and spiritual disciplines.
Not just in the moments when life seems easy.
If mourning and dancing are a part of the same movement of grace,
we can be grateful for every moment we have lived.
Henri Nouwen on Gratitude
from Turn My Mourning into Dancing
Everything is Grace. My list goes on...
A long Friday morning walk with my husband... in the rain.
Friendly smiles in a not-so-friendly world.
Routine. It's starting to reappear.
New running shoes.
Feet that can run.
Sun in the forecast after a long stretch of gray.
Soup and bread.
The grace to choose joy.
Friday movie night at our house lately - the Cosby Show on DVD - so funny.
Laughable chipmunk antics in our acorn-filled backyard.
The privilege to prepare a gratitude display at our church - a collection of cards recording their gifts. Reading each one.
Knowing HE is God.