Thinking about Gratitude as I read Ann's A Holy Experience today and now ,again, I think about how I am not a list person. Gratitude just came upon me this afternoon as I read an email from the oldest son saying: "Here's my work number if you need to get a hold of me." ( mind you, it is almost 5:00 , the end of the day)
I replied ," What happened to your cell?"
"Died. Going to get a new one tonight."
You know how something just hits you and you can see clearer.
I just THANKED God for a son who at 28, married and still thinks " what if they had to get a hold of me. " Very thoughtful and conscientious.
That was my Mom. That was how she trained 8 children always to stay in touch with her, to think beyond themselves , especially if we were going out of town.
The gratitude went back two generations in my mind and heart, flew up to the Lord in Praise, and now I am comforted by thinking about my Mom ( deceased) right before Valentine's Day!
again and again.
( Bryan on his birthday a year ago)