Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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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  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing all you're thankful for, and I hope that you can just add to the list in the coming year. :)

  2. Aww, that basketball game looks so cute! :D

    Lauren @ Always Me

  3. Annie. What a doll. I am thankful for you! Have a wonderful week.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. This is a beautiful post. Annie looks just a little younger than my granddaughter. They are a blessing, aren't they?

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! And such a beautiful list!

  6. Thank you for reminding us of the important things. Good to focus on right now.

  7. Anna's so precious! Nice dunk. I like your positive note. wonderful.


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