Lessons of History (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28)

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. ”

~ David McCullough

Grateful to those who recognize the lessons that history leaves for us, and have the courage to speak truth to power. May they continue to do so, and may we always find the strength to join them.

~ Kat

Good Health (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 27)

Good health and the ability to move forward. It is easy to take these things for granted.

Don’t.

Be grateful for the simple gifts of life.

~ Kat

Don’t Take a Sunset for Granted (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 26)

Even when the scene is one that becomes routine (whether it be your home, your city, your favorite trail …), Mother Nature often has a way of reminding us to pause and be awed, and appreciate the landscape as if seen for the first time.

~ Kat

Neighborhood Connections (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 25)

In a world where personal relationships often are interrupted by fences and computer screens, finding a neighborhood connection is especially meaningful.  Catsby was one of those connectors.

Catsby was a neighborhood fixture — and when he was hit by a car, the neighborhood mourned. [You can read about his story here.] The neighborhood also connected. We were reminded of all the places where our lives intersect … where our kids cross paths … where we all have that same spot in our hearts for kindness and compassion.

~ Kat

Seasons (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 24)

When the days grow shorter, and sunshine seems in scarce supply, it is easy to complain about the change of seasons.

But the change of seasons also brings new perspectives, an appreciation of shifting landscapes — different, yet the same. The open water of summer, bordered by lush green foliage, transitions to the stark grays and whites of the frozen lake surrounded by shadows of spring in waiting. Each season has a beauty of its own.

~ Kat