Gratitude . . . Even Now

Today I read the weekend paper (yep, I still read a physical paper), and it was pretty scary. The pandemic has everyone worried, and rightly so. We haven’t experienced anything of this magnitude in our lifetimes. Most of the constant updates are not positive. As I digested all of this, I thought about something else—gratitude.

Things are never perfect. I don’t have X, Y didn’t go as planned, Z was unfair, and so on. In the current environment, the list is longer than ever and that’s totally understandable. But there’s always something to be thankful for as well. I’ve been stuck in my house . . . not so great. I have a home to be stuck in . . . many people aren’t so fortunate.

Today I made a list of three things I’m grateful for (actually, I do this every day). The simple act of thinking about this and writing the list is powerful. It forces me to think about all the wonderful people and things in my life. Some days, I list things that are deep and weighty. Other times, it’s three of life’s little joys. Regardless, I take the time to notice and appreciate the good things in my life.

What are you grateful for?