Gratitude Journal: January 2, 2013
I actually remember wanting to be a Lawyer. In the past year I have been a teacher and a writer. In fact, I am guessing that those two occupations aren't going away anytime soon. After seeing Les Mis last night I have no desire to be an actress. I will leave that to the experts. Not that it stops me from singing Empty Chairs at Empty Tables under my breath as I fold laundry. So what do I get to be now? Isn't it great that I have the option of choosing. Isn't it fantastic that I don't live in 19th Century France?
1 - I am grateful for my son and my daughter. As I watched Les Mis I could relate to when Jean Valjean was singing about Cosette and saying, "She was never mine to give." Or when he sang "Bring Him Home". I have my children for but a moment and I realize that the plan God has for them will always be revealed in bits and pieces to me.
2 - I am grateful for good books that teach life lessons.
3 - I am grateful that Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is free for my kindle. I hear it is life-changing.