Seems my mind doesn’t know what an easy winter is anymore. So I’m implementing the gratitude cure as strongly I can. Here are some of the things I’m grateful for:
Narcissus bulbs glowing in the late afternoon sunlight (see above)
Old C. S. Lewis favorites, such as “The Weight of Glory.”
Occasional crystal clear days during which it appears that one can see every snow-covered crevice in the Alps from the end of C.so Matteotti (and other avenues).
My new Italian class, twice per week. I’m going to speak this language!
The appearance of early spring fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, favas, and even a little asparagus, at the outdoor markets.
Sarie’s Sibelius concerto practice sessions. And talks (not necessarily about Sibelius).
Regular exercise. If nowhere else, on a stationary bike.
My new, inexpensive bistro table by the kitchen door. It’s my new favorite place to sit for my morning devotions, and best of all, it draws more people into the isolated kitchen. (See below) Thanks for taking me to the store, Rachelle!
New herbs on the balcony. (See same photo below)
Every single friend who has invited me somewhere or prayed with me during the past two weeks.
That the Lord has demonstrated his love for us, decisively, in sacrificial action beyond what I can ask or imagine. May my mind be better able to comprehend this unfathomable love and translate it into actions of my own.