Growing Gratitude


Admittedly I have been experiencing pain as my mouth adjusts to my new obturator. Something my journey has taught me is that the more I focus on the pain and the struggle, the more amplified it becomes.  

When I am able to look away from the struggle and focus my eyes on what there is to be grateful for, my perspective changes and the pain becomes secondary; and I am even able to experience joy while in pain.

I share this with you in case you too are in pain, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

And choose, for even a moment, to take your gaze off your struggle and seek something to be grateful for.  Then do it again...and again.  The more we practice gratitude, the more joy we can experience even while the pain is present.

If I hadn't looked up from my pain yesterday I wouldn't have experienced this memory and captured this moment of my boys seeing the beauty in a double rainbow💝

My hope for all of us is that we don't allow the pain to take us away from experiencing moments of gratitude and joy in our lives.

With love and hope,


"Give thanks in all circumstances." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18