On this Thursday — Anything Goes Day — I am featuring a fabulous guest writer, my sister Kelli. I write but she is truly the family Writer. I asked here to write something on gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving and what she has provided for us will touch your heart. Leave a comment and tell us what you think.
As I sat on the top of the picnic table, the sun bathed my face. Even amongst the November chill, the warmth visited my soul. Any thought that I perceived as imperfect, in that moment, melted away like butter. I wanted to kidnap that moment and hold it hostage in my heart forever!
As the trees bowed to the gentle breeze to acknowledge Spirit, I too realized that Forever is Now! Right then, my heart opened to the idea of forever now, and right there, I met Gratitude.
Sweet Gratitude! Gratitude embraced me as it danced through my heart like a slow grind back in the days of blue light in the basement dances.
It was slow – It was mellow – It felt real good.
I knew this was God ever present and not God somewhere over the rainbow. I knew this was Love – Literally Open for a Valuable Experience.
With the comfort Gratitude brought to my heart, I appreciated Gratitude was no longer a stranger I hurriedly passed on the street. Like the ones you pass when you ask, who are they, that you are not? They had been properly introduced to Gratitude – and now, it was forever mine! Gratitude really knew me, even though I carelessly failed to remember who it was until now.
How gracious God is to continually knock us upside the head to get our attention! I knew if I continued to KNOW Gratitude, instead of NO Gratitude, what a glorious blessing that would be!
For this knowing, I was sooooo Grateful!!!! Yes!!!! GREAT IS FULL!!! Full of Love, Joy, Peace, Abundance, Wholeness – All the relatives of Gratitude – All of where God is!!! In the excitement of my reality, the Truth became evident: GREAT + ATTITUDE = GRATITUDE!!!!!
Peace and Many Unexpected Blessings, Kelli McCray