A Grateful Day

The above video, five minutes in length, is exquisite. In message. In pace. In cinematography. In invitation.

Thanks Jeremy Nash for sharing.

Gratefulness is a practice isn’t it. It’s an energy too. To even momentarily be in the spirit of grateful, and in the deliberate practice of perhaps even just naming, is to shift energy.

This morning, Wednesday, as I sit at my kitchen counter, giving myself permission to name just ten things, I’m grateful for:

  • the morning conversation that I just had with overnight visiting friends, Chris and Amy, who now leave for further visit to Utah
  • the vibrancy of the yellow daisies in a vase on my nearby table, that have lasted three weeks
  • the orange that I ate for breakfast, and how easy it was to peel
  • the computer on which I am typing, on my lap no less
  • the home that I have to return to from my travels, with artifacts, memories, and a place to lay my head
  • the family I come from that taught me so much about home, and welcoming friends
  • the surprise clarity that can so often arise from confusion, even if just for a moment
  • health (yes, of course, there are big categories), that underlays so much
  • the brightly colored salt and pepper shakers I got from New Mexico (yes, of course, even small things have a story), that just make me smile
  • that video above from Br. David, that softened my heart




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