Remember how easy it was to be thankful in November? Gratitude was in the air, and we all were in the mood to talk about how we’ve been blessed. But now, as winter marches on, are we still living thankful lives? Or was that a New Years’ resolution that was all too quickly dismissed?
I hope not. It can be a struggle to remember life’s greatest blessings when work piles up, temperatures drop, and celebrations are faint memories. But gratitude is a virtue that should accompany us everywhere we go, no matter what we find ourselves doing.
I am thankful for the occasional relaxed weekend to take things a little slower. For a precious chance to listen to someone pour their heart out. For a word fitly spoken. For beautiful pictures to look at, a look into someone else’s world. For discovering an area of strength. For difficult moments that serve a purpose, and may take on greater meaning later on. For silence. For the knowledge that an ordinary day could become the greatest. For great ideas and greater hopes. For inspiration that sends your heart soaring. For answers and understanding. For mysteries that have no answer. For the day of small things and the day of new beginnings.
What are you thankful for?