“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” Iris Murdoch

Two weeks ago I received a Gratitude Journal. Everyday the journal invites me to be still and remember the beauty, joy, challenge, lessons and delights of the day, and then give thanks for it all.

This evening I wrote words of thanks for memories stored in my heart of weekly running jump hugs I use to receive from two rays of sunshine on some days when I just wasn’t sure. They were reminders of love without condition and opened my heart, if just for a minute, to joy.

Today as I reread some pages in the book of my heart, I remembered the means of grace small acts done with great love can be.

I am thankful.