I savored having my friend, Kat, in town for the New Year’s holiday. Our hike in the CO powder was glorious, but it was our chat earlier that elicited greater wonder. Shortly after the calendar flipped to 2015, Kat and I began to speak of the fortune of our lives–all we’ve been given and our longing to steward every gift. Tears brightened Kat’s eyes as she spoke of her gratitude for her family.
The moment was nothing less than sacred. I was so thankful the first tears I witnessed in 2015 were tears of joy, tears of gratitude. Wonder. I pray I too will use my tears to say “thank you”.