gratitude week – Monday

“A joyful heart is good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

Where does gratitude rest? This is a question from Michelle this morning and it has me thinking about how I feel when I am living in gratitude. There is a lightness, a shift that allows a smile to come more easily, a stronger posture from paying attention, choosing to notice the things that bring joy and gratitude to my heart.  This we know I am paying attention to the healing work of gratitude.

This morning I am grateful for:

Recalling the beautiful colors of fall and an unexpected dry afternoon for a walk;

The opportunity to watch the joy on my dad’s face when I took our #tinyperson for a visit with great grandpa;

That first sip of coffee and the quiet ticking of the kitchen clock as I read and write.