When approaching the time for this blog, I did however remind myself that a gratitude, which is not felt, does not count. That's the rule I made for myself.
And no matter how much my rational mind appreciate the circumstances for tonight's celebration, and even though there were actually more of them, it just felt so different from what I had expected. It didn't feel like gratitude the way I had thought I would. It actually felt more like sadness.
But even on days, painted in light blue, gratitude can take a hold on you.
Today I felt mine, easy and smooth, while going shopping with my daughter this afternoon. Just being around her, listening to her talk, seeing her smile, and feeling her hugs, that was my sincere gratitude moments of today.
To find my gratitude today, I had to look a little closer. So to illustrate that, I've chosen to zoom in on the picture I took of the celebration, and this is what I got.