Hey, y'all, and happy Easter! <3
I'm again stopping to practice gratitude in the midst of deadlines and library camp outs.
Grad students around the globe are deep in the pit of final exams, term papers, and the general end-of-term hoopla. As one of them, I cannot say why counting blessings is important right now, much less why blogging my thanksgivings makes any sense. Because it doesn't. Gratitude does not make sense. It is absurd, like most holy things.
Gratitude does not make sense, but it does offer the grace to keep going. It empowers me to clue into the ways God is with me, how She is in my work and just ahead calling me onward.
Gratitude does not make sense, but it makes me whole, reminding me of my place in God's embrace and the beloved community.
Stopping to look for Jesus in the midst of all this crazy does not make sense, but it helps me remember the Big Picture and the One who can see it.
So I guess I'll keep counting, and I'll invite you to join me.