Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness andContinue reading “Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)”

Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer The weekend was full of great and wonderful things, and for this reason, I gladlyContinue reading “Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)”

In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)

Lord! When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships as sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~ Christopher Morley Medicine for the soul ~Continue reading “In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)”

In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)

However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. ~ Valerie Harper, Adoptive parent About nine months after my husband and I were married, we felt ready to begin a family. Unfortunately, our journey to parenthood came with unexpected struggle, a litany of infertility issues and repeat miscarriages. (We lost our first four children in thatContinue reading “In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)”

Giving Thanks Despite Not Wanting To: Giving Thanks Day Five (30 Days of Thanks)

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This morning, I arose with a burdened mind and saddened heart. It was tough gettingContinue reading “Giving Thanks Despite Not Wanting To: Giving Thanks Day Five (30 Days of Thanks)”