Updated: Jan 4
Sometimes, it's hard to see things for which we can be grateful, but it is so important. And it's the "little things" that we take for granted that are absolute miracles.
Take the fact that you and I can read. This seemingly simple ability took time to master, and enables us to read anything we choose .. and thank you for choosing to read this, my first blog written entirely on my tiny phone.
What do you choose to read? When I was studying psychology at university, I chose to read my text books! I didn't have to, but they helped me to understand my subjects. When I committed to attending mass each Sunday, I also committed to being on the readers' roster.
I liked reading at mass, because it gave me the chance to bring the liturgy to life in my own spirit-filled way. We women aren't allowed to be priests, yet, but I could infuse the readings with what I hoped God's message would be.
And for that, I'm thankful. I'm thankful that I have songs to sing, dances to learn, laughs to share, and books to read.
I'm thankful for the beautiful people in my life - past, present and future.
I'm grateful for the love that I've given, received and shared.
I started reading a book this week, by Kyle Gray, in which he shared a belief that I have. It is that God is the same, but different cultures and societies through time have had different names and concepts of God.
Soon, we'll be making new year's resolutions, and I think that Saint Mother Theresa has a great one to choose -
Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Thank you, for your part in my life. Thank you, for your kindness and support.
I hope that you enjoy the richness of beauty, wealth of security, the power of gratitude, and the love of loved shared.
God bless you, now and always.