Failing Hearts

I missed three days, mostly because I had nothing really groundbreaking or poignant to be grateful for. I’m always quite grateful that I haven’t yet had to worry about hunger or homelessness in my life, but part of the reason I do this every November is to notice blessings I’m overlooking in my life. 

I’m not seeing a whole heck of a lot of good lately.
Earlier this week during silent sustained reading, I was not focusing on whatever I was reading, focusing instead on how dreary things seem to be around me, and this scripture came to my mind, from Luke 21. Jesus is talking about conditions of the world, and he says:
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

It’s in everyone around me, hearts failing us all for various fears, and I don’t know how to fix it.

So I’m not quite sure what to be grateful for these days. That I had Alexia waffle fries and only Alexia waffle fries for dinner? Yeah, that didn’t hurt. That I came home from school today with enough energy to clean so I don’t have to do it tomorrow? Sure. That I’ve watched three college basketball games this week? Yep, I love me some college ball. That I have just two days of school next week? Absolutely, I’m grateful for that.

And maybe for tonight, that’s enough.

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