That same afternoon I received a box in the mail from my friend Deborah. Inside it held a blank vintage desk diary just waiting to be filled. Who says God doesn’t offer encouragement? I also think He has a fantastic sense of humor.
But strangely enough over the course of a few months, even when things seem bleak, we find ourselves looking forward to dinnertime. Sweet Boy ALWAYS makes sure that the book is on the table so that we can fill the space with gratitude. “Indoor plumbing, electricity and our home” has blossomed into “spotting a beautiful monarch butterfly, an awesome soccer practice, juicy meatballs and a great new haircut”.
We remind ourselves each and every day goodness exists. Yes, some days are harder than others. That is when we light the candle Lynne sent to help us through our dark days and reach for the hanky that Missy gave to help dry our tears.
Kindness abounds so we write it down. Everyday ELEVATED. Appreciated.