Gratitude Lately

Today was my 292nd and very final day living in Southeast Asia.

I leave in 12 hours and desperately need to get some sleep, but before I do…gratitude.

Where to begin?

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I am thankful for surprise reunions with old friends.

…and clever HP Christmas gifts!

For sweet ‘let’s pretend’ with my favorite boy on morning break.

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For being connived into playing and singing for everyone at my ‘despedida’.

I’m always grateful for it — after the fact…

For these sweet ladies and their friendship; one last coffee together!

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Psh, who needs electricity?

For my family and how they love me well.

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My heart is so full.

Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been thankful for my inherited love for music and how it’s a perfect example of how we should never stop learning.

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For these lovely journals that have been my constant companions.

And my new comfy leggings that have kept me warm many-a-night during the storms.

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For a sunny day in the midst of a typhoon and picnic lunches with friends.

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For church that sang a song in English and how that always blesses my heart.

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For this piece of home. Not once have I regretted the space it took up in my luggage.

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And for FaceTime, which allows me to have late night chats with these beauties.

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Lately I’ve been working on intentionally finding reasons to be thankful and seeing how much my attitude on life has improved. I didn’t even have to look hard.

What are you thankful for this week?