This has been a horrific week in our world, full of violence and heartbreak and loss of life. At times like this I often struggle with expressing gratitude – not because I’m not grateful (quite the opposite, in fact), but because my trivial little lists seem so meaningless in the face of such tragedy. Still, I believe in this practice, no matter what. Peace begins in my heart.
In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. I hope that after reading it you’ll go on to write and share your own!
- Celebrating 16 years of marriage with Peter.
- Receiving sweet and generous anniversary gifts and wishes from family.
- Our vibrant, up-and-coming, and constantly evolving neighbourhood – streetscape improvements, community activities, buildings being purchased and restored, new businesses opening, established businesses thriving – the list goes on and on. So glad and grateful we chose this part of town when we moved to Windsor.
- The opportunity to be a part of a drawing class and learn new skills.
- Sharing fun social times with friends.
- Having a three-day weekend every week.
- Continued transparency and hopeful news from our Canadian government, this week in the form of ministerial mandate letters released to the public.
- Acts of kindness and compassion in the midst of turmoil.
Now it’s your turn!
How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup
Note: This linkup will be open for the entire month, so feel free to add as many gratitude posts as you choose to write in November!
- Write and post a gratitude list in your own blog.
- Click the “add your link” button below and share your gratitude post.
- Click “get the InLinkz code” below and add the linkup code to your post.
- Visit and comment on some of the posts listed in the Gratitude Linkup.
P.S. – Here’s some background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup.