I chose the picture of a rock formations today because it looks like praying hands. Today is All Saints Day. It is also my dad's birthday. Today I would like to take time to celebrate all the living "saints" in my life. While I take no issue with praying to the Saints and asking for help like some people do, I think it is equally important to give thanks for the everyday living saints in our lives. The ones that help us up when we stumble, that are always giving to others, and that open their hearts and their ears when we are in need. I'm so grateful for my dad. While we may joke that he is too ornery to be a saint, he is actually one of the models for it. He taught me so much about what it means to be family and how you should always help any way you can even if that is driving halfway across the country just to assist someone driving back. He taught me that no one is beneath us and everyone deserves respect. And he showed me the importance of standing up for the "underdog". I'm so grateful for all the amazing lessons he has taught me as well as all the information he has shared. I'm grateful to have many saints in my life that inspire me each day. I'm grateful to have friends that work assisting the poor, teach the youth that are our future, take care of the sick, and provide comfort for those in need. I'm grateful for those that help make this world a safe place and who strive to protect the innocent. I'm grateful to do my part in caring for those around me. I'm grateful to have a job that allows me to support and nourish other people's heart. I'm grateful for a job that allows me an outlet to give back all the love I have been fortunate enough to receive. Today is All Saints Day so let's celebrate. Who are the everyday saints in your life? Who has helped you when you were down? Who helps to make this world a more beautiful place? Tell them today why they are a saint in your eyes and how much you appreciate their effort. May your day be blessed with love. May your heart be filled with gratitude for all the beautiful people in this world that strive to make it a better place. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.