I've been taking some time lately to thank people who have helped me, taught me, inspired me, or who have been just plain kind to me over the years. It's a wonderful exercise, and I just wish I would have taken the time to do this sooner. Sometimes I suspect that it takes a karmic kick in the seat of the pants to boot up this kind of thing. Anyway, I was going to write a longer post about this...the subject of practicing gratitude...when I just happened to see an entire sermon written about it by Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. True story, honest.
You can read and listen to an audio recording of Pastor Nadia's* sermon HERE. It's worthy of your time if you are interested in such things. Oh, and we all should be interested in such things, because if we did, the world would be a far, far better place.
(*) Is that the right naming convention? I confess to being poorly equipped when it comes to Protestant clergy titles and references. That noted, I can recite the hierarchical structure of the Roman Catholic Church forwards and backwards.