I've really loved reading the everyday (and not so everyday) blessings that you've enjoyed (and I have enjoyed through you).
This Thanksgiving, there's a few things I find myself being deeply grateful for ... right now ... this year brings a host of blessings, but let's save those for the end of the year post ...
So, right now ...
...the opportunity to humbly partner with my clients as they develop new narratives
...the absolute courage of said clients
...Rosie galloping in the snow
...orange mochas from Thomas Hammer
...text pictures of my sassy Goddaughter, Rebekah
...the smell of Rosemary (don't know, just love it)
Above all else ...
...a God who loves humanity more deeply than I will ever figure out
...a partner who is more deeply fantastic and wholly good than I could have ever asked for
(ellipses don't work here.) This Thanksgiving, I am also reminded that I am placed in a position of privilege -- privilege awarded to me due to absolute no merit or hard work of my own. What I'm thankful for is fundamentally shaped by this privilege because my experience as a human being is shaped by this privilege. This privilege is a slippery slope, and I am thankful for the daily opportunity to deeply examine it and, in any way I can, to use it as an ally. I am grateful for those in my life who are not at all afraid to call out this privilege. I am grateful for that discomfort. I am grateful for the opportunity to realize how much I do not know. I am humbly grateful for the learning.
Tongue in cheek ...
I am grateful that the Cougar Football Season is over and that my wonderful Shoes will be returned to a place of non dispair. Please join with me in praying for Coug Fans the nation over. May they know a season of less heartbreak next year.
Be blessed. Enjoy your families this holiday (those blood and those you have chosen). May we move forward in the rest of the year truly remembering how grateful we are today and not lose sight of that in the upcoming weeks.