Joy in the Morning

Today, I am grateful for ______

The first two quotes, which follow, pretty much sum up what everyone said.

  • “General good health, having the company of a loving spouse, a roof over my head, food on the table every day, knowing that all our family is safe and healthy, seeing the beauty of God’s creation all around us. Being grateful to God for all these many blessings and for keeping me and my loved ones safe from contracting COVID.”
  • “We are grateful for: vaccines, caring medical professionals, science, a loving and caring God, a still vibrant church, the gift of music, great books, our relatives who are all still well and mostly had a first dose, and so much more. We are so blessed with good things and people and love. So grateful for our house and garden to keep us busy and lively”
  • “We thank the Lord every day for all we have and pray for the people who are a lot less fortunate.”
  • “That both of us are working, as are each of our kids, for which we are very thankful.”
  • Good/close ties with family members…grandchildren, children, etc., and friends. Modern technology to stay in contact. Good weather, allowing us to be able to see each other.
  • Our good health. OHIP. Our healthcare system. The fact that most of our friends and family have decided to take the vaccine once they are allowed to register.
  • “The dawn of each new day.”
  • “The assurance that God holds me no matter the circumstances in life.”
  • “That my parents immigrated to Canada instead of the other countries they considered.”
  • That we are able to have church services where we hear God’s word, even during lockdown.
  • “I can’t say that I am more grateful now than I was before the pandemic. Gratitude is a chronic condition, for which I am grateful.”

In quick strokes:

It was heart-warming to read the reasons given and the responses were consistent. Not one person mentioned “things”.

For your listening pleasure:

Shoulders for King and Country

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