1. Thanks for: Time and how it changes me. What a wonder to really live out being “rebuilt from ruins” and “reborn from ashes.” You take my mourning and turn it into dancing. You take my weeping and turn it into laughing. You take my weakness and turn it into joy. Hallelujah. You make all things new.
2. Thanks for: the publix giftcard from mom and dad. I am so grateful for generous parents who take good care of me. They see my need and want to meet it. Their love is that simple and that powerful.
3. Thanks for: a new perspective on life. Once I discovered that I was already exactly what I needed to be and where I needed to be, I stopped worrying about how I would make everything happen. I just started letting life move and starting seizing the frames and gleaning joy from moments big and small. I don’t worry about being successful or important. I don’t worry about being boring or silly or small. I wake up and cry out for nearness to something bigger and better. Something that really makes everything worth it.
4. Thanks for: The little things. The commonplace things. Those are the things I cherish and miss when they’re not around. They make life rich with meaning and purpose. I believe to dive deeper and draw nearer to these things that seem so small, we will find what is really big and really good. Deeper, deeper in and further, further up. They are always bigger on the other side.