Today, I am grateful George returned from abroad safe and sound last Thursday. After experiencing his twenty years in the military, I am accustomed to his leaving frequently, but this particular trip was no good and very bad on my end. His return not only signaled the return of my honey-bunny, but also the end of a run of unfortunate frustration. What a blessing!
Today, I am grateful for playdates and baseball and steak tacos and bang bang shrimp and birdsong and news from friends.
Today, I am grateful for the joy of servanthood, of doing for others without expectation of reward or thanks.
Today, I am grateful for visible progress on getting my junk cleared out, cleaned, organized.
Today, I am grateful for plain ol' joy of any kind.
I believe joy resides in a state of gratitude...gratitude for the Creator, for salvation, for love, for people, for passion, for laughter, for work, for opportunities to help and serve and inspire others.
Where do you think joy resides? What are you grateful for today?