Written by Jenn
I’ve been reading Journey Mama (Rachel Devenish Ford’s blog) since September. There’s something about Rachel’s words which resonate with me. I love her simplicity, her spirituality, and her heart of gratitude. I’m touched every time she shares her love for her kids. Perhaps it is because she expresses so well the feelings I have towards my own children. I love reading her blog because it gives me a sense of peace, and swells my heart with gratitude. Rachel, her husband, and her four gorgeous children are travellers, currently living in India.
Five weeks ago, Rachel started a weekly post on what she was thankful for. I’ve enjoyed reading each one of them. I give thanks for her grateful heart.
I believe that having a grateful heart transforms the world. Throws a little more beauty into the dark spots of life. Beholds fresh eyes to things we take for granted every day. Gratitude sows ripples of love.
Inspired by Rachel’s Thankful posts, I’d like to share with you what I’m thankful for.
Today, I am thankful for the clear blue sky.
It appeared out of hiding from weeks of rain and overcast clouds this morning. The sun illuminated our hearts. Revitalized our gloomy, rain-drenched spirits.
I’m grateful for Autumn in Agde. For the russet colours dancing around the Old Town’s stone grey walls. For the wistful, dreamy emotion of history emanating from its cobbled paths.
So thankful today for the contemplative bike ride to guitar lessons with Peter.
Today, I’m grateful for Brian – my beautiful husband, who still makes my heart skip a beat when he looks at me. Thankful to have him as my confidante and best friend. Thankful that he is gentle with my heart, the one I gave him to keep 11 years ago. He is keeper of my secrets and sharer of my dreams. My partner in parenting crime and encouraging cheerleader. I’m thankful that he took the afternoon off from trading to run errands with me and the kids.
I am grateful for my four precious children. They bless me like a cup overflowing. They challenge me to grow in so many ways. I am deeply grateful for their forgiveness and unconditional love when I make mistakes. I am grateful for their radiant innocence and infectious laughter. They are my joy. The brilliance which gives me purpose.
I am thankful for the love in my life.
Now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for?