During Lent I am aiming to be more grateful and to see the gifts of God in all that I am surrounded by. Here is my visual and written account of gratitude for today.
I am grateful for a city filled with flower shops, and for flowers in mason jars and tiny shot glasses that former roommates left behind.
I am grateful for street finds of globes and silly things that have been on my wish list forever, appearing in my life at no cost to me.
I am so very grateful for my dog Ella, who ran over a mile with me tonight (a feat for a dog with short little legs), and I am grateful for my younger sister who gave Ella a sock monkey for Christmas (it might be her favorite toy!).
I am grateful that I live in a city with clean water and I am able to connect with organizations that want to help others have clean water (Do Good Lab).
I am grateful for a job that allows me to help people pursue the best for themselves and transition out of poverty.
I am grateful for sunny days and the ability to ride my bike to work.
I am grateful for new friends and growing relationship.
I am grateful for community and places of welcome. (Both City Church and Eucharist are amazing sources of both for me.)
I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in crafting up a wonderful DIY wedding for an amazing couple! (J & N, I love you!)
More than all of this, I am grateful for seasons of my life intended to remind me to reorder my priorities.
- Philippians 4:4-9