Sarah’s Snippets 11/24/2015
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williams
As we move through Thanksgiving week recognizing how good things really are will connect us to the many reasons we have to be thankful. Recovery has taught us this lesson. Indeed, it was the small “insignificant” things that individuals missed the most: the lost cookbook, their child’s artwork, the favorite slippers, a toy from childhood. It was also through the kindness of others in replacing these things, that great joy was experienced. Even though much was lost, much remained and much that remained was good. The recognition of this goodness created the basis for the region’s recovery. The last four plus years have given us many more reasons to be thankful.
Brene Brown stated from her interviews with people who experienced loss, “that their most precious memories were forged from a collection of ordinary moments, and that their hope for others is that they would stop long enough to be grateful for those moments”. (from The Gifts of Imperfection) . I share this hope.
I wish for all of you open eyes and hearts that will allow the pure unbridled joy of the world to enter into your life as you celebrate Thanksgiving. Thank you for being part of the SALT story and why we have so many reasons to be thankful and to feel joy.