A few years ago I read a book entitled, “Make Miracles in Forty Days” by Melodie Beatty. The premise of the book is simple and clearly identifies the merits of gratitude. The title certainly seems like it could apply to present days.
After reading it I was inspired to keep a journal, writing each morning about feeling grateful or thankful for whatever was consuming my thoughts; the good, the bad, and the ugly. The process of writing this journal of gratitude was soothing and helped me gain perspective and become more thoughtful.
I know that many people are suffering tremendous loss and hardship; physical, financial, emotional and spiritual during these days. I have no desire to minimize anyone’s anguish or distress. My hope is that we come out of this crisis a better people and live in a kinder, more serene world.
I am grateful to live in Manchester, in Connecticut, in the USA, on this planet, in this universe. I am grateful for the opportunity to share this blog with residents of Manchester, past and present; and friends and family near and far.
Over the next few days, (weeks?), (months?) and until the town has re-opened, I will be sharing my feelings of gratitude for specific characteristics of life in Manchester, CT.