I recently viewed a Ted Talkx SF video “Happiness Revealed” that circulated on social media. With gorgeous photography as the background, an elderly man in the video says, “You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today. …It’s a gift.… And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”
Perhaps we could offer the gift of a day and ourselves to someone else this day. From a prayer in the old Lutheran Book of Worship we promised to “offer with joy and thanksgiving what [God has] first given us—ourselves, our time, our possessions, signs of [God’s] gracious love.”
Adapted from a blog post written by Terri Lackey entitled “What would Earlene do?” that was first published on the Women of the ELCA blog on November 28, 2013. Today we observe Veterans Day.
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