In 2012 we challenged you to write 12 letters of Gratitude to people that influenced your life. Many of you did this and wrote amazing stories of the experience.
This year 2013 we are focusing on BEING PRESENT. This is your life. Each day is a gift. You can't turn in yesterday for more time. So make the most of each day and continue to be grateful and embrace life! Be Present! We are changing the world...ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Gratitude Day Eighteen...

Here I am with another Sweet Sabbath...
I am thankful for weather.  I am thankful for rain and sun, seasons, change.  Like our lives, the weather is something we can not control.  There is a wealth of lessons in accepting and appreciating the weather.  We don't always get what we want.  I can't tell you the times I have rushed five beautiful children out of the house toward church in the pouring rain.  Or finished our Sunday meetings to find that it is pouring in the parking lot on the day we parked toward the back.  It is times like these where true character is tried and tested.  Cursing the rain teaches nothing.  We need to learn to dance in it, if not in reality, at least figuratively.  There are lessons that come with the course of our life.  Some of those lessons are of the most painful and bitter cup.  But from my hurts, sorrows and loss I have become a gentler, kinder and more compassionate person.  As I embrace the "weather" of my life...come rain or shine...or even Hail storms or Hurricane...I become the person I want to be.  I become a person filled with gratitude, calm and trust in eternity.  If I believed that this life is all I had, I would of all people be MOST MISERABLE.  But because I embrace something so much greater, so much more than just NOW... I can embrace the "Weather" too.  So on Day Eighteen...I am thankful for the weather of my life, temporally and metaphorically!

Changing the world...ONE letter at a time!

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