Gratitude is a quality or feeling of being thankful. As a feeling it fades in and out of awareness. As adults we know that as our feelings change, the reasons for gratitude remain constant as the stars, the sun, and oxygen.
Open Your Heart
The fatigue of social distance is strong. I certainly felt it last week in Kansas as I grieved the death of my mother in law. We ended up holding her memorial service on Zoom. The visitation was on Zoom, the burial words on Zoom, even the slideshow of her life was offered on Zoom. It felt distant and wrong. And then, something shifted. One of the names that showed up in the ‘waiting room’ was Bishop Jeff Lee. With one click there was his smiling face, greeting me and our family with an open heart.