Sixteen years ago, when our big kids were little, my friend Laura from Heavenly Homemakers started a Tuesday practice on her blog called Gratituesday. It was a regular posting each week about the things she was grateful for and hundreds (maybe thousands) of other folks on blogs and the interwebs joined in this practice for many years. I’ve been feeling a call to more gratitude and thankfulness in my life, especially after the year our family just experienced. There’s nothing like literally life-saving surgery to remind you of what’s important! But it was oh, SO hard. And it’s also easy to forget to be thankful for the life-saving, the progress, the light at the end of the dark tunnel. There were many moments that the walls of the dark tunnel became all consuming and the light ahead was just the tiniest of shimmers. So, all those words to say, I’m bringing back Gratituesday to my life.
Today I’m grateful for more clarity, energy, and the love of family. Over the last few weeks, I’ve felt my clarity of thought coming back (slowly!), and my energy for the things I love rebounding (also slowly!) And it’s totally a given, but I simply wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have the love of family (many of whom are not blood related). Their love has given me hope, sanity and peace… a determination to stick around and go through the surgery…and their love and prayers have given me clarity and energy!
So, what are you grateful for this Tuesday? I’d love for you to join me in this simple practice, whether it’s in sharing in the comments, posting on your own socials, or just in simple thoughts of gratitude each week.