During this Lenten season, I’ve attempted to start my day with a sense of gratitude for the life I have and the many blessings around me. Its allowed me to start the day on a positive note and served as a reminder that it’s never as bad as I think. Some things that I’m grateful for are:
- My faith and the ability to have a vocation that allows me to share it openly.
- My family that supports and encourages me and made me who I am.
- My friendships that encourage and support me.
- My sense of adventure and desire for out of the box experiences that push me to think differently.
- Beautiful mountains all around me.
- Coffee, need I say more.
- Modern medicine that keeps me healthy as I’ve experienced an extended season of sinus infections and migraines.
- Access to good quality fresh food.
- Laughter and a sense humor. The ability to find humor nowadays keeps life from getting too dark and feeling hopeless in many situations.
- For the curiosity and purity of children, who can and will change the world!
“Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it.”
― Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith