Let's face it: the pandemic has been, as well as scary as hell, a massive drag.
Due to an exposure to someone infected with the virus, Maureen and I have been quarantined since December 23. Today, I'm definitely grateful for the [many] deliveries we've been able to procure. From Amazon to Safeway to Doordash, our quality of life has not suffered despite not leaving the house. A huge thank you to all the delivery drivers that have made this possible!
For many years now, I have recognized that life is to be spent living in gratitude for my many blessings. A few years back, I spent a year in daily posts on Facebook, expressing my thanks: for inspirational lives well-lived, for inventions large and small, and for kindnesses, both personal and large-scale.
As we begin 2021, I knew it would be the ideal time to return to this journey. Although I have never stopped being grateful—a nightly ritual I share with my sister Maureen, for example, is to express three things each for which we are thankful—I have not put my thoughts in written form. But I also know that the power of the written word is powerful. Time to start again.
I'll try my best to make this a daily devotional. From past experience, I know some days will be but a few words, others a barrage of thoughts and explanations. Regardless, they will share the goal of expressing my appreciation for all the gifts that I receive.
May this journey inspire you to find the gratitude in your life as well.--AMK