My website is down.
As I write this, I’m watching the sun rise from the quiet comfort my bed and recalling a conversation with my granddaughter a few weeks ago about the blessing of having our bedroom situated in such a way so we can watch this miracle in the morning.
I submit a ticket to my web hosting company; until they do some technical magic I’m stymied.
My throat is still sore and my head is still stuffy. I’m hoping this day plays out better than yesterday when the cold got the better of me. Still, I managed some time outside on what was the most beautiful day of the year so far. I played in the dirt, and pulled out my camera, and sat in the front step–grateful.
I’m reminded of something I read recently–I can’t remember where and I can’t remember the details, but it was a different slant on gratitude that challenged me to shift the focus of my own gratitude from the things to the Source of every simple happy gift.
I pop over to my site and check again to see if it’s still down. It is.
From the recesses of my mind comes the thought that it was something that C.S. Lewis said so I pop over to Google and type in “C.S. Lewis gratitude” and I find it.
Gratitude exclaims, very properly, ‘How good of God to give me this.’ Adoration says, ‘What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!’ One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun.”
~ C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
And I sit with that for a while.
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If you’re reading this, obviously, my website is back up and running. I welcomed the time this morning to ruminate in my offline journal, and then to prepare this post in expectation that all would be restored here soon.