Today, I am thankful for...
...Christ, who sets the example for me, who turns the other cheek to hatred, who cares for the poor and the sinner, who reminds me every day to lay down my judgment and my anger and my desire for revenge and my jealousy and to simply love.
...all the people in my life, both people I admire and adore, and people who offer opportunities for me to choose love over hate.
...the beauty of this world, the big and the small.
...my work, where I can share truth and love and beauty with children, and where children give me back hope.
...the imagination, which can transport me and change me.
...laughter, for this, too, shall pass.
I am thankful.
My little granddaughter, Annie, learning Nerf basketball with her grandpa.
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