Monday, August 25th, 2014


Gratitude is a very on trend topic these days.
Good for the heart physically, good for the emotions for sure.
There are so many reminders about it that I’m fascinated by the dominance of gratitude in books and magazines.
Is it a counter-balance to the horror of much of the world?
Is it the mantra of a materialistic culture–a way to calm our greed?  
Is it a spiritual discipline that we can all agree on?

A friend sent out a reminder of the need for a gratitude attitude when a friend of hers wrote about her kitchen in need of an update.  Regardless of the details, the point was to remind us to appreciate our kitchens just as they are–and everything else too.
So I share this prayer/poem from I PRAY ANYWAY–Devotions for the Ambivalent:


Wallowing a bit
Not seeing all the good stuff
My life is full
Jam packed with learning
Work, catastrophe too
Who could ask for anything more?
Well, just give me a minute!


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