A Growing List

I missed counting last week. I truly missed it, and I was mentally counting all along the way. It’s becoming a habit, growing this list of gifts. This list is growing me too.

O Divine Master,

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand;

to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen

~prayer of St. Francis of Assisi~

Thanks be to God this day for:

440. Gardens that grow

441. Children that grow

442. Faith that grows

443. families that gather around a grandmother to care

444. tears

445. Seeing when my ego is leading

446. Forgiveness abounding

447. popcorn shrimp

448. Being present at a funeral for a wonderful friend where smiling-producing story after story is heard

449. tea and scones

450. Public school teachers that challenge my kids

451. Kids faces at church when I describe our trip to Haiti

452. Lessons in love cultivated from anger

Join me in giving thanks!

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