"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
As many of you know, I've been keeping a list of things for which I am grateful, and up until now, I've been listing them here on my blog.
However, due to a number of reasons, I've decided that it would be better for me to do it quietly and privately from now on.
One of the quirks of all of these new forms of social media is that we tend to see the "highlight reels" rather than the good, the bad, and the ugly of other people's lives.
However, I've also come to realize that there's a possibility for misinterpretation in sharing specifics like this in a public forum. Social media creates a skewed picture of reality, and it's easy to look at another person's "highlights" (in other words, their carefully edited and curated online image) and feel like your own life doesn't measure up.
I've always disliked "narcissistic" blogs, and I certainly don't want this to turn into one. Therefore, I've decided to pull back a bit on the personal stuff I share here, and reshape this page into something a little different....and hopefully, a little more relevant and useful to you.
So, although I won't be publicly sharing my list here anymore, I do want you to know that I will still be counting my blessings. It's been a great discipline to make myself notice the ways God is working and the things He's done for me, and I have learned a lot about contentment in the process. I'd definitely recommend it... happy counting...