Because, in the midst of work, challenges, world messes and me messes, there is still so much to for which I can say "thank you." I am thankful for a roof over my head and socks on my feet, for the hair on head and the blanket on my lap. I am thankful for mugs of hot coffee in the morning, plates full of food each meal, pillows under my head for the night's sleep. For an amazing family, for an amazing husband, for the best sister in the whole world over.
I am thankful for the bumps of my life-they have roughened the story of my life far past the pages of a fairy tale but they've also helped shape me into who I am. And I'm thankful for a God of love, mercy and Truth in the midst of a hurting, dying world.
I am grateful for the heart friends who love me after all these years, for tea time with friends-both old and new. For the cameras we own and for getting to work with my best friend every day. For photography and all that it's taught me, for the journey and the grace for each step of the way. For new mercies every morning, for a fall for scarves and boots. For seasons and new days, for old dreams that have carried me so far and for new dreams that hold whispers of hope of things to come.
So whatever is on your plate this week, I trust you are smiling too.