I was only 9 years old, but my memories of the day President Kennedy was murdered are vivid. I found out at school (he was pronounced dead at 1pm) and my Mom picked up my sister and I at 3pm as usual. I sat in front of the television for hours and hours over the next several days.
I found the experience fascinating.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my life has happened just the way it has
that I don't regret the past nor do I wish to shut the door on it
for the constant reminders of how my life could have ended up
that I do my very best to show respect to others in all aspects of my life
that this crazy Houston weather amuses me -- it's gonna be 80+ degrees today
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie