"If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to all happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you.
It is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing.
If you could work miracles, therefore, you could not do more for yourself than by this thankful spirit. It heals and turns all that it touches into happiness."
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
I was convicted and decided to renew my attempt to list my many gifts. As often as possible.
7. Black crows on colored maple against blue sky
8. Grocery shopping that is finally done (at least for a day or two)
9. Bella sleeping quietly
And Rosie's list :^)
2. A big Jesus
1. A mommy and a daddy
3. Brothers and sisters