Monday, November 1, 2010

hope floats

Sometimes the blessings in life will parade right by if you're not paying attention. You may be looking skyward for things that are big and bold and dressed in their holiday best. These are the obvious ones to spot. But what about the down-to-earth, bring-you-to-the-knees instances that come wrapped in fear or even shrouded in sadness? Today I'm particularly grateful for a doctor's dire warning to my best friend: if you don't take radical care of yourself, starting now, you are going to lose your health. My daughter's thanksgiving moment happened at school when she saw her friend smile for a brief second, her friend whose beloved brother died ten days ago. Blessings don't necessarily have to be candy-coated or rainbow-colored to count, they just have to be filled with hope.

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