Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Finding blessings to count

“In the moments we are awake to the wonder of simply being alive, gratitude flows, no matter our circumstances.”
 ~ M.J. Ryan
Gratefully Yours / Cindy La Ferle

This has been one of the most difficult years I can remember. On a personal level, too many dear people I know are grieving unspeakable losses or (like me) facing worrisome health challenges. Lately it feels as if we're all wandering through a bad dream -- and there's no plausible way to put a Norman Rockwell holiday spin on any of it.  

And unless you binge on nothing but Masterpiece Theater episodes, you can't watch much television without being shocked, disappointed, or completely disillusioned. It takes every ounce of fortitude I can muster to remain calm while staying reasonably informed of national politics and world news. 

In the midst of so much heartbreak and upheaval, I'm all the more grateful to the folks who've given me reason to believe there's still an abundance of hope, goodness, beauty, and light in this world. I'm blessed with the most loving family and supportive friends anyone could ask for, and I'm indebted to all of you

Wishing you many blessings of your own to count this Thanksgiving. ~CL


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