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One Thousand Gifts #29

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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Most Mondays, I list the gifts here at New Nostalgia.  

Today, I have so many on my heart, but little ones home from school keep my brain too noisy to express them on paper.  Today would be the “hard eucharisteo,” the giving of thanks in the trials of life. 

 I lost a friend last week, one very dear who knew the hard eucharisteo, and lived it.  While sick and in pain, her words…“I am just so thankful for this day.  I am so thankful to be alive one more day.”  

I can’t articulate on my own today, but Ann did so eloquently, as she always does. I am sharing some of hers, for today they are also mine. 

#681~for the troubles that cause me to turn towards You
#682~for the sicknesses that invite me to bring a sacrifice of thanks
#683~for the grief that bears gifts of its own

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    October 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Praying you are strengthened as you receive His grace today.

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