Gratitude Spiral: Day 34

Today, I’m grateful for Holy Moments.

Matthew Kelly, in his book The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity, coins this term to mean a moment when you collaborate with God to be the best version of yourself and do what God wants in that moment. It doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. It can be a simple act of kindness. And it’s entirely possible to choose to participate in Holy Moments over and over again. πŸ™‚

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 33

Today, I’m grateful for water.

It’s beautiful in this lily pond, but that’s not really what I’m thinking about. I’m thinking about drinking water. So much attention is given to the fact that we should drink six to eight ounces a day for optimal health. Yet in many parts of the world people are lucky to get a single cup of clean water in a day. How precious this resource is! And I’m thankful to be blessed with access to it today β€” and each day.

What about you?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 32

Today, I’m grateful for the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.

His books explore the fascinating subject of epigenetics and the mind/body connection. They’ve brought me back to the practice of meditation and to the belief in possibility. Whether or not you buy into his theories, they make for some interesting reading!

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 31

Today, I’m grateful for a brand new day.

When yesterday becomes one of those difficult or boring or disappointing days that threatens to leave you full of regret, it’s helpful to face a new dawn and a new day full of possibilities.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 30

Today, I’m grateful for my health.

In the past week, one friend suffered a stroke, another was diagnosed with stage three liver cancer, and my sister broke her ankle when the sidewalk crumbled beneath her feet. Our health and well-being are not guaranteed. Rather, every day is a blessing.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 29

Today, I’m grateful for my parents.

Yesterday, we celebrated our final Christmas in my childhood home which will be sold in the coming year. My parents have hosted the Christmas Day festivities for years, but it’s time to pass the torch. Age and health issues have slowed them down. But I’m grateful to still have them with me.

Who are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 28

Today, I’m grateful for my faith, which leads me to celebrate Christmas on this day.

Raised in a Catholic household, renewed in a faith-filled church youth group, supported and challenged in my spiritual journey as an adult, I continue to grow and to learn what it truly means to love God and my neighbor.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 27

Today, I’m grateful for solitude.

After a week of contractors working on a project in my home, holiday get-togethers with friends and family, sitting in pre-holiday traffic, and moving against the tide of holiday shoppers in the stores, a bit of solitude is a blessed thing.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 25

Today, I’m grateful for my family.

As we get together for the holidays, it’s plain to see how families are like floral bouquets β€” our differences adding to the collection, making a beautiful sum that’s greater than its parts.

Who are you grateful for today?