there is plenty that we take for granted. health, water, food, safety, trees, flowers, kindness.
i couldn’t stop thinking of this quote: appreciation is the vessel for future blessings. (michael berg)
i do not believe that i am entitled to “future blessings” more than anyone else. in fact, this week i was reminded again of what seems to be my basic faith: god is good, horrors happen, god is still good.
this is a curse and a blessing. with this faith, i live with no bargaining power. i can plead and rejoice and lament and affirm, but mostly i live with a longing to experience peace with what comes. i am determined to notice the “blessings” that are all around.