Feelings of Gratitude

This morning I woke up with my 4yr old sleeping next to me (again) and despite the fact that I do not sleep well when she jumps into my bed I was just so grateful to have her there. My husband and I know that one day this trend of 2am visits from Lucy will end and we may actually miss it a bit.

Many of us can’t help but find ourselves feeling grateful for what we have today especially after the recent top news story of the shooting in Colorado. My heart goes out to all those who lost family and friends that evening… to those in the theatre who were injured by a horrendous situation.  I can’t imagine their lives will ever be the same and it makes my heart sad for each of them.

It is so difficult to understand what compels someone to commit such violent acts but if you watch the news even just barely you see that it is a common trend in the world these days. So I’m feeling grateful that today my family is safe at home with me. I remind myself that the world won’t/can’t be like this forever and there is promise of a better future for everyone… especially those whose lives have ended so abruptly and unfairly.