Have you ever been listening to a song and suddenly you see a face and the feeling it brings opens a door in your mind, which closes as quickly as it opened? I don’t know what causes it or why it happens but it’s a phenomenon that I would love to be able to make happen at will.

I hate the helpless feeling I had today at the hospital when trying to physically hold a man down to keep him from getting out of the hospital bed and escaping while tethered to a feeding tube sewn into his stomach.

I smiled and my eyes leaked a bit as I listened to a recorded snippet of a tiny twenty-two month old goldilocks as she was saying “bye bye Ararat” over and over.

I felt humbled at the look of gratitude I saw in the eyes of a person I was trying to help.

There’s nothing as precious as hearing your son say, “Mom you are a true saint”, and knowing that he means it, just wow.

The gratitude that I feel every time I get into and crank up my brand new car, a gift I don’t know how I deserved.

God gives us pleasures both great and small and undeserved every day of our life and those are the things for which I give thanks.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands! Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto Him and bless His name for the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.



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