Recently we did an exercise with our missional community. We individually made reflections of this last year (2013)- putting together a short list of things we can look back and be thankful for. Things that “God did”. It’s really just about focus. Again and again. That’s what I’m learning- focus. Because even in the hard, there is good. Here’s my short list. I’m thankful-
We sold our house.
We started at Anchor Point Community Church.
My husband loves me.
We bought our new house.
I have coffee.
Our children are healthy.
For new time shared with Nanny Juntunen.
We live by Lake Superior.
I have paint.
For new friends.
There is beauty in small things.
We live in a nice neighborhood.
For my last visit with Papa Plante.
I get to stay home.
For people who write well- for inspiration through words.
I’m also thankful for this (almost) two-year-old girl.. who gives the best kisses. They are free. They are intense. They are perfect. She even holds my face.