December 14 – Appreciate
What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)
I deeply appreciate the bottomless cup of love and support I receive from my DH. He is a rock and soft place. He is balanced and kind and just funny enough. He is hopeful and strong and practical. He is a gift to our family. I thank God for him. I hope I thank him enough.
December 15 – 5 Minutes
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)
My first inclination is to write that there are a lot of things I would like to forget about this year, but that is neither realistic nor wise, I suppose. With a little more thought, I'd say that I'd like to remember how much a fat puppy brought laughter back into our home, and I'd like to remember the cool morning air of La Foret, Colorado and the beautiful vistas all around. I'd like to remember how much fun it was whitewater rafting with family and church friends. I'd like to remember FBC's beautiful recital and FBC, SBC and FBC's true love singing at the French Market every Thursday this past summer. Their voices and instruments were blissful to hear. I'd like to remember how good it felt..and feels to have our great friend under our roof while he and his family search for a new home as they become established in a place very new to them. It is good.
Most of all, I'd like to remember what it felt like, once upon a time, to feel innocent, to be carefree, to have hope winning out over fear,to treasure peace.