Life is a beautiful gift.
Sometimes this is easy to feel, and other times (like now, as we face the COVID19 pandemic) it can be a bit tough to sense. Widespread illness, death, loneliness, and fear are blurring the beauty of life in this world of ours for a lot of us.
At the same time, this level of vulnerability can really bring the blessings we do have into sharp, clear focus. Most of us are still alive, about as healthy as we were a couple months ago, and have ways to connect with people we love and resources we need.
I’m writing because I want, I need to look close and hard at the good, sweet gifts of life every day.
One of the most inspiring books I’ve read is Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning. He learned in the hardest imaginable circumstances (a Nazi concentration camp) that no matter how hard life gets, we have the power to decide how we’ll face it.
“Everything can be taken from a (person), but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
So I hope you enjoy taking a closer look at life with me- for blessings that are always here; the ones that fill and brighten our lives so much that we almost don’t notice them, and also the ones we find by peeking into nooks and crannies where we might easily overlook them…