Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In Gratitude

This year, in particular, I am thankful for:

  • Life: my life, this broken-healing-imperfect-but-getting-stronger life, my body and soul united life, breathing in and out every day, what a gift this life is!

  • Family: my parents, grandparents and those who came before; my sisters, niece and nephews; cousins, aunts, and uncles; my in-laws, by marriage and by heart; and especially my three children and my husband-best friend-lover-partner-soul mate

  • Abundance: of food, of clothing, of heat in the winter and cool in the summer, of books to read, of music to hear, of space to be, of creation in all its glory, of money in the bank (even, especially, in those months when there is just enough)

  • Friendship: old friends who remember when; friends who know me now; bunco friends who teach me, over and over again, to laugh; undiscovered recovery friends; bloggy and online friends; heart-and-soul friends; praying friends

  • Faith: the Light in my darkness, the example of others, saints known and unknown, worship together, worship alone, Sacred Scripture, inspiring words, music (!), prayer, silence and stillness

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Ps. 150:6)

What about you? How is your cup overflowing this year?


  1. I am especially thankful for my two daughters. Both of them quit their jobs this year and I have gotten to be with them a lot more than usual. They are great girls, and I am thankful they are each other's best friend.

  2. I love (LOVE!)this post! Thanks for your continued inspiration! (I'm home!)

  3. Jen,
    The reservations for the Magnificat this week already have to be in. Sorry, but I didn't want you to re-arrange your schedule and then have it not work out. The breakfasts are four times a years down your way at the whatever they call the Seminary. I'll ask you to the next one.
    Mary @ Hope Echoes