by Laura Passard Yurko
While participating in our 30-day gratitude challenge, Grateful Living, I have found myself being able to list more and more things to appreciate each day. Quite honestly, the first day I struggled to come up with 5 things to list but just about every day since I seem to add one more than the day before. And, you know what has come up at least once a day? Me.
That's right, I'm thankful for me.
Do I feel a little weird admitting that? You betcha!
But, it feels good when I'm writing it all down. Though I am uncomfortable admitting it publicly, it feels quite natural to appreciate things I've done or the attitude I have. I find that as I'm appreciating the opportunity for something to have happened I also give myself a little shout out for taking advantage of the opportunity. Recently my list read:
5. having a comfortable place to sit and reflect
6. my ability to reflect
7. I'm learning how to be more patient with myself
My list can be very superficial at times (no joke, I listed donuts one day), sentimental at others (especially when referring to my husband or child) but the real depth comes when I can develop a thought through to where I am grateful for my very existence. It is then that I see how God sees me. And, I feel loved.
Reflections inspired by our weekly faith sharing and fellowship.