Meditations on Gratitude
Thanksgiving weekend is drawing to a close. I’ll miss it.
At some of the key times in my life developing a discipline of gratitude has saved my sanity, if not my life. I like that there is a holiday that I can use to remind me of this fact. I enjoyed a good meal with family. We played board games and laughed. This tends to be what my family does.
This is one of the family members who did not really fully participate in any of that, but I am thankful he was there anyway:
I started taking photos daily this spring. It was an exercise in gratitude. I passed so many beautiful images every day. The logical way to make sure I stopped and “smelled the roses” was to take photos. I have missed a few days here and there but for the most part I have stopped to capture some beauty everyday.
Here is one of the earliest photos from this spring.
I love that I have found ways to share some of those photos, but mostly I am just pleased to know that even on the hardest days there is beauty.