Today I am thankful for:
- a day to get stuff done
- a tiny kitten to visit and love on
- my amazing family
- words for my novel flowing easily today
Enjoy Black Friday whatever you are doing!
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them. ~Luke 22:19 (NIV)Ann references this verse and the fact that in the original language “he gave thanks” reads eucharisto. Her study of this word showed:
“So then as long as thanks is possible…I this through. As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible. Joy is always possible. Whenever, meaning – now; wherever, meaning - here. The holy grail of joy is not in some exotic location or some emotional mountain peak experience. The joy wonder could be here! Here, in the messy, piercing ache of now, joy might be – unbelievably – possible! The only place we need see before we die is this place of seeing God, here and now.”It was after this revelation in her life that Ann began numbering her gifts. It is because of this beautiful little book that I have begun counting the gifts in my life and this became the theme for my November Thanksgiving posts.