gratitude ~ day 4
We give thanks to God not because of how we feel – but because of Who He is.
~ Ann Voscamp
Nothing seems to grind me down more than discord in this family of mine that God has blessed me with. Regardless of our circumstances, i feel like we can get through anything, if we do it together. Family is a big deal to me. So when there is discord, it throws me off, i lose my way, i feel lost. It doesn't have to be anything major, it can be a moment, a discussion, an action. I was feeling this way the other day. I didn't prepare a post that day, because even though i wasn't feeling ungrateful, I wasn't feeling gratitude and i didn't want to be disingenuous. While i was online, i was reading a post of Ann's from A Holy Experience. and the statement above hit me. It was an aha moment, a beautiful reminder. I love bits of wisdom, simple, but true, that can freshen your perspective. That was all it took, changing my perspective, looking at the details differently. simply. The photos i took represent that as well, the same leaf, just different details. Which details speak to you?