Thursday, and hard to absorb the fact that more then half of 2014 is behind us! It's been a busy ... stress-filled few months for me (and my entire family). I really thought 2014 was going to be the best year ever and ... by my imperfect perspective ... it hasn't been. I do that every year, think this year is really going to rock, and I have to admit that each year does seem to surpass the ones which came before once they have played out. One of the things that helps me in general is the practice of gratitude. And ... as with those things we choose to be mindful of, gratitude, as a habit or a cultivated attitude/posture takes a bit of time and focus.
I am behind on consciously noting what I'm thankful for. (I'm also behind on my dog walking deal and my yoga time ... maybe those are following behind the One Thousand Gifts, aka */1000 project that I'm working on ... maybe they will catch up soon.)
Today, though, right now ...
a : a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
b : a fortunate circumstance
: compassionate treatment of those in distress
mercy like a quilt wraps around me ... it was fortunate, I have been freezing!
delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (NIV)
I need to forgive as well as be forgiven ... He has that worked out as well.