Even when I might prefer to sit in darkness.
I am grateful that my children grow tall and strong.
Even when I might wish that time could stop.
I am grateful for family and friends around me.
Even when I might prefer to be alone in my sadness.
I am grateful for a table laden with food.
Even while I remember how he wasted away.
I am grateful for the laughter and delight of my children.
Even when I don't feel like laughing.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be grateful.
Even when I have to work hard to find it.
I am a naturally happy person. I am regularly asked, "and how are the kids?" and I respond, automatically but with sincerity and truth, "they're doing well, thank God." I lean toward the positive nearly all the time. I find the the light and the blessing in nearly everything.
There is darkness here, surely.
But I lean toward the light.
As we continue on our journey to bring light to others, please consider a Thanksgiving gift to the St Baldrick's Foundation in honor of your blessings. All gifts are being matched by an anonymous family foundation with a goal of $1 million.