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.

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8 thoughts on “gratitude week – Monday

  1. What a lovely post, Juliann – I’m feeling lightness just reading it! (and I love that photo – you’re rocking the boots on those leaves!)

  2. I wish I could have seen your dad’s face when you arrived with your grandson! Hope you took a photo of the two of them. Nice post, too, and a great reminder!

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