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Learning to Dance in the Rain

Sunday was both my birthday and Father’s Day. I had an overwhelming number of people wish me a Happy Birthday and I truly had one. At the end of the day I was very overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude. Somewhere around 80 people sent me Happy Birthday greetings via facebook. These were people from every aspect of my life. I was so moved by it that I made a point of writing back every single person. It was the least I could do for the blessing they have each been to me.
 
Also, this weekend I was reading a little book about gratitude titled, Learning to Dance in the Rain by Mac Anderson. The title was inspired by a quote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain.” Feeling blessed in the high times of life, such as my weekend when expressions of joy and love abounded, is easy. It’s not so easy at other times; yet, scripture calls us to be thankful in all things. Really? Wow. That’s a tall order. I was pondering this when today, a great blog post from a site that is rapidly become one of my favorites, focused very eloquently on just this subject. Rather than reinvent the wheel I invite you to read the post, Thanking God for All Things by Emily Riley at Devotional Christian. Also, I am making Mac’s book my current recommended resources. It’s a beautiful book full of amazing photos and inspiring quotes. It is a great book just to have on hand to give to someone who needs a lift. I got mine as a gift and treasure it.
 
What are you grateful for today?
 
 

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