gratitude is a miraculous, wonderful thing. it really does turn what we have into enough. sometimes – often, even – it reminds us that what we have is even more than we need. although it’s kind of a “thing” for people to list something they are grateful for each day in november, this isn’t really that. it’s sort of my mash-up of a daily writing exercise i see people do every day in october paired with practicing gratitude. it won’t be the same every day. sometimes it will be a short, quick post, and other times it will be a reflection or recipe. but most importantly, every day there will be gratitude.
today, i am grateful for life with community.
dustin & i love to have people over. we love sharing our home, cooking, and sharing a meal with people we care for. we don’t get the opportunity to host all that often, but when we do, it is a special event, and we relish it. tonight, we were able to have all but one of the couples in our small group over, and it will be one of the highlighted memories for me of our time living in this sweet little home. it was a snowy day turned into a snowy night, and our friends made the trek west to our home, navigating delayed babysitters, weather, and a bad accident along the way. we were able to invite good friends into our warm home to have drinks, catch up, share a meal, and to essentially open our lives to entrust pieces of ourselves to each other.
talking over the night as we put a few things away & did dishes, we talked about what a great night it was. we are blessed.
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