- I am grateful for chance meetings in the bookstore. I ran into this random boy that used to be in my ward but moved to Boston (as I discovered today). He wants to go out tonight. I really shouldn’t, but who am I to pass on a date with a nice, French speaking male. Seriously, the French gets me every time. ETA: While I did want to go out, I forgot that I had talked to my dad about going out to dinner and since I’m out of town the rest of the weekend, my dad won.
- I am grateful for the opportunity I have to work with Sowers of Hope.
- I am grateful for my family’s Old Navy Christmas P.J. tradition. Justin is ordering them all today and I’m excited to have new ones. This year, the pants are gray with red and white candy canes.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach