Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for another day.

In serif type on greeting cards, we usually get that lofty sentiment, don't we? Or sometimes near the cashier at a bookstore, we'll find tiny books that offer grandiose pieces of simple wisdom. We hear it in song, on Oprah, and something to this effect is seen in nearly every issue of every woman's magazine ever published.

Yet most days we wake up and put ourselves on autopilot to get through another Tuesday, carpool day, work day. We fill that day up with job responsibilities to our boss and doctor's appointments and errands to Walgreen's, the bank and the grocery store. Maybe for half a second in that day we have a moment of zen or gratitude or peace, where we smile and take a breath. Then it's on to the next thing. So American of us.

A handful of days in our lives are markers—the days when everyone else experiences the previous paragraph while you experience something that changes your life irrevocably. Those days are often too much for our human brains and hearts to completely comprehend, be it birth or death. Too much. Too big.

Every morning, the landscape of the day rests before us. Today, I'm thankful for that vantage point. Come what may, I am thankful for today.

What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

Lissasings said...

Love that...so I will just second it...

Come what may, baby, come what may...

Big Love,
Melissa