I am grateful for simple everyday life. The house is warm, we have water, and I am able to sit and write a post. As others have written about the Psalms, we can learn to be grateful through our life chapters. There can be new happiness after grief.
We are sponsoring children in different countries with Compassion International. This week, through their email cards and help with translation, we sent Christmas and New Year greetings. And a general small gift to help with vaccinations in the world. This too is gratitude. We also support efforts to care for others here in Wisconsin, USA.
I think a lot about what these last years have asked of everyone, in many ways. My 2022 calendar reflects goals met, new ideas, and revised goals. I have postponed a new book a few times (health and schedules), yet Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014) continues to be shared with others. So I am content with my work this year.