Monday, December 1, 2008

Giving Thanks, Day 30

I'm grateful for my gratitude posts.

My heart has been softened, my eyes opened to the goodness around me, my responses to hard situations kinder than they might have been. Cultivating a spirit of gratitude is not easy. There are so many struggles in all of our lives that it can be easy to wallow in the muck of it all. I certainly have found myself in many a muck-fest. Having this challenge helped pull me out of a few, and for that I am truly thankful.

I may have to continue to count my blessings on the sidebar of my blog.

And now it's December! Christmas!

It will be the first December in 11 years that I have not had lessons, dress rehearsals, concerts, recording sessions, etc. etc. etc. I hope that I will be able to create a season of peace for myself and for my family that hasn't happened in the past.

4 comments:

Malisa said...

I am very happy at the prospect of a pleasant December for you. If you figure out the recipe for peace, could you send it my way?

Danielle said...

I am thankful for your gratitude posts as well. You've really made me stop and think. Hope your December is peaceful.

Camilla said...

Yeah for a little less craziness!

It was good to read your gratitude posts-- they seemed to rub off.

Brett T. Abbott, Esq. said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog this month. It was awesome!