“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

Psalm 107:1

 

Sometimes it’s hard to see past the brokenness,

the loneliness,

the darkness.

It’s easy to get caught up in our messes and that we forget to look up.

Up to the one who holds it all

Who holds us all in his hands.

Up to the one who made us with hearts that can be thankful

For every new day,

For sunsets that set the sky on fire

For the way the air feels clean after a long rain

Or the silence in the air during the first snow

For the stars that illuminate the night sky

For fresh cut grass

For wildflowers at traffic stops

For laughter

For fresh water and food on the table

For hot dogs at baseball games

For the way that people get excited when they talk about something they love

For a friend who knows your name.

When the news is frightening, when a heart is broken,

Sometimes all it takes is a smile

To remember the good, to see God,

And be grateful.