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A Coffee and Some Blessings Friday

A Coffee and Some Blessings Friday

As I write this post, I'm stting in a hotel room in Great Falls, Montana, enjoying some time away with some rather wonderful people. And as I was trying to squeeze in last-minute things at home and at work before going away, I realized something: I am so blessed. And not necessarily by virtue of anything I have done.

I happened to be born into a good family. I happen to be in the middle/upper middle class economically. I happen to live in a country where I'm free to practice my faith. I happen to have a good many things.

And I hope I remember often, and that I don't hoard the good things I have.

~*~

Speaking of blessings, the following two bloggers blessed me this week:

  1. Andi Cumbo-Floyd wrote beautifully (as she always does, really) of some exciting changes on her horizon, specifially about her new writing space. This part brightened my soul in the middle of a busy day: "This is the way of life, right? The ebbs and flows of dreams and words. Hard and glorious all in the same moment."
  2. Shawn Smucker is someone who encourages me to keep writing. (Maybe one day I will weave words together as skillfully as he does.) This week in particular I needed the reminder to not give up because, ". . . the ripples are spreading out from the work you're doing, and the world (contrary to popular belief) is becoming a better place for it."

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you also have some blessings to spread around.

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