A week and a half ago, I spoke to a large group of women about joy. I shared with them that the practice of gratitude can make a huge difference in our outlook on life. And then I realized that I have neglected this practice lately. To seek for joy and to look for gifts from God's hand...it takes constant reminding, but it is so rewarding.
I am thankful for...
Crescent moon and sparkling stars on a bright dark morning (and as an aside, I'm thankful that I woke up at 5:20 despite my alarm's lack of functioning so I could make it to my excercise class barely on time)
Blue skies and sunshine (it's colder today but still feels like spring)
A little girl curled up reading
Bike rides (soon, I'll be riding a bike too instead of chasing after them on foot...looking a bit ridiculous)
Flirting with my husband (I'm still in love with him!)
Students who participate and enjoy learning.
Volunteers who eagerly throw themselves into projects that I have no talent for (i.e. painting backdrops!)
A moment to pray for someone and see God moving in her life
Hugs and snuggles from my boy
The enthusiasm of kindergarteners
The Word of God
So, what are you thankful for today?