gratitude

Catherine Woodiwiss, Guest Post, A SPACIOUS Cab Ride

We’re excited about our guest post today. Here’s a bit about the writer and then her piece in its entirety:
Catherine Woodiwiss writes on faith, policy, and culture; co-runs a design platform; compulsively joins or builds community networks around shared interests and values; and plays music whenever possible. A chronic “Yes, And”-er, she tells us she is also a huge fan of SPACIOUS, and we’re grateful for that.
 

For someone who loves conversation,

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When storms come…

Some days it’s hard to find anything for which I’m grateful. Maybe I got up on the proverbial wrong side of the bed. Maybe I’m just feeling anxious because dire weather is forecast (as has been the case this week for much of the East Coast of the United States). Really, anything could be wrong — or almost nothing at all.

On those occasions I have to dig pretty deeply to think of things to be grateful for, but getting out a spade just might yield the following:

  • I’m grateful I don’t have to jumpstart my car each morning (and that implies that I have a car,

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“The wonders of God are everywhere, and most people miss ’em,” he said.

“The wonders of God are everywhere, and most people miss ’em.” That was the way a man named Sahr greeted me at Reagan National Airport one time when we were seated near each other in the terminal. And when I agreed with him, we were off and running in a conversation that has stayed with me. What had his life experience been that propelled him to say that line to me, a non sequitur for sure, when I simply sat down in a chair next to him?

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Life is Good (Enough)

I once read that singer Carly Simon took a polaroid photo every day and kept them in a special album. As I remember it, she did so to spur herself to record specific things for which she was grateful. I like the idea of doing something each day to jolt myself into more gratitude. I tried Carly’s gratitude photo idea one year and made it eleven days. I found that file recently and couldn’t remember exactly what about my vacuum cleaner made me so happy on one of the days,

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