I hesitated over my morning prayer today: Thank you for this beautiful day; help me to use it well.   I looked out the window at the unending Iowa rain  and thought, “How can I say this is beautiful?” This is dreary and a little scary. I am not thankful for it. Not. At. All.   But then I realized that the beauty for which I give thanks is in the day itself—the people I cherish, the meaning of the work I do, the amazing resilience of my body, the fact that I am healthy right now.  This is a prayer, after all, and not a weather report.  So, I said it: Thank you for this beautiful day; help me to use it well.

One thought on “This Beautiful Day

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this powerful and wonderful message. Yes, thank you God for this beautiful day!

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