Gratitude

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What am I thankful for today?

I am thankful for a day off on this carless day. I suddenly found myself without a car, and in the urgent need of purchasing one to commute to my work and to my gallery. I’ve got no money to buy one, but for now, I am just going to enjoy a carefree day walking to places, believing firmly that God will provide what I need in due time.

I am thankful for my depression, because I can go to a depression group meeting with my friend who suffers from the same illness as mine. We are kindred spirits despite the age and background because of what we suffer together, and so, I am thankful for this gift of depression.

I am thankful for this calm morning after the storm. The rain has washed away the dirt, pollen, and mosquitos in the air, and the cool morning mist feels so fresh and crisp. With my hands gently pressed together in prayer position, I send my quiet letter to God saying:

Thank you for this day.

You have graciously prepared another day for us to experience your grace, mercy, miracle, and love.

Be in our sight at the first opening of our eyes on this day,

and ever be our companion O holy power of life.

Grant us your peace that we may only praise your great glory.

Bless every step we take on this day to be an offering worthy to be received. 

May this day be the day we walk with you.

May we walk in your Love as one holy family of God. 

May you rejoice in our love for one another,

And may our souls find the Way to the gate of your heart. 

May we never be afraid to knock,

but instead, may you urge us to humbly step inside

for you are the Father of Mercy and Love.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. reinkat says:

    I enjoyed this new post, lilyboat. Very insightful, and I needed to hear it. I can hold grand pity-parties sometimes 🙂 I love the prayer, it is beautiful, and so is the image you chose.

    1. lilyboat says:

      In contrast to my today’s post, this was a very peaceful thought! How easy it is to drift away from the peace of mind in this life here on earth.. Thank you for reading Kathy! 🙂

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