In doing the "Gratitude Project," I frequently do not know what I will write about until I put my fingers on the keyboard. A constant prayer runs through my mind as I ask my Father in Heaven for His help in knowing what to say and how to say it.
One thing that helps me in continuing this blog is the encouragement of friends and family. Several people have been especially supportive, leaving comments or sending indiviudal notes saying that my words touched them, made them laugh, or brought back sweet memories.
I've written in past posts about the importance of kind words. Our society seems to eschew the power that loving words hold. At the same time, we give credence, even approbation, to the negative, the inane, the profane. I occasionally wonder why some people withhold praise while others give it so freely. And then I consider myself: do I give kind words as often as I could? The answer, is, of course, no.
So, for today, I am grateful for those of you who support me in this year-long quest.