This week one of my sorority sisters very unexpectedly lost her 18 month old baby girl. It would be impossible to put into words what I’ve felt this week for her. Never have I felt so deeply for someone suffering a loss. As she and the picture of her sweet baby have been constantly on my mind, the thought kept running through my head, “Today I Am Grateful for…” and lists of the small, simple things would flood my mind. All the pointless stress and minutia of the daily grind has seemed to melt away as I’ve been reminded just how precious life is, how quickly it can change, and that I should simply be grateful for today and for all the blessings I have. The have-not’s don’t matter. It’s unfortunate that it sometimes takes tragedies to remind us to stop comparing ourselves, stop sweating the small stuff, and rejoice in our family and blessings, but this week as I thought constantly “I am grateful…” I decided maybe it was something I should put in my home as a daily reminder, and I thought I’d share that daily reminder with you. Go squeeze your loved ones a little tighter, and please send up some good thoughts, prayers, love for this couple.
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