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Gratitude

November 22, 2021
Sister Moon – 87.6% Waning Gibbous over our house

There is so much to be grateful for today… even as we mark the fourth anniversary of my Mom’s passing through the veil.

These words of Thomas Merton from his book Thoughts in Solitude say it all: To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.

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