I am going to stop posting my daily gratitudes on my blog. I’m not going to stop doing them, but I’m not going to post them on this blog anymore because I feel like they are stopping my other blogging. It’s odd, and I don’t really get what it is exactly, but I feel like I have lost my voice by doing them. It’s as if thinking of my three gratitudes each day has stopped me from being able to think how to say anything else. When I sit down to write a blog post, there’s nothing there. And being able to talk about what we’re experiencing in this time of huge change is enormously helpful to me. So, I’m going to stop doing my gratitudes — perhaps for a while, perhaps for good — and turn my focus back to regular blogging.
So here is one last set of gratitudes, and then we return to blogging as normal.
Today I am grateful for:
- The fact that my daughters are healthy. It is easy to take for granted, but so many parents will spend tonight in a desperate vigil by their children’s bedsides — or watching them die. And I will just go to sleep, without the slightest worry as to whether the sun will rise for us tomorrow. For that I am truly grateful.
- The fact that my husband is my best friend. Big changes and challenges like the ones we’ve gone through in the past year can do strange things to a relationship. We’ve certainly felt the impact but, so far, we’ve (mostly) reacted by coming together. At the end of a stressful day, I still enjoy his company above anyone else’s. Long may it continue.
- The fact that we are not worried for our daily bread. We have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. And even though I yearn for much more than that — everybody does — in reality, I know that I have all that I need when so many in this world don’t. I am blessed indeed.