For my family and friends, both far away and nearby
For meaningful work that makes demands on my mind, heart and physical stamina
For questions that defy simple answers
I’m grateful for the sacred privilege of voting in America, even when my vote fails to win a majority. Expressing my choices is important to my mental health.
For shared laughs and engaging conversations
For worship hymns: those that comfort me; those that confront me
For my host of encouragers
For the indomitable energy of children and youth
For my adult friends who in the midst of great pain express joy
For Signal Mountain vistas that has my heart clapping for joy
For quiet moments I share with God.