I just got in from a quick pre-book club walk around the neighborhood, and I just had to take a moment to share something: the moon is fabulously beautiful tonight. High in the sky and silhouetted again the bare limbed, stark trees and a gray sky, it was breathtaking.

It makes me think of something Elizabeth and I chatted about a week or so ago. We talked about the importance of writing in our gratitude journals every day because if you miss a day or two, sometimes it’s hard to go back and remember exactly what you were grateful for that particular day or what events took place. I told Elizabeth that whenever that happened, I felt frustrated that I couldn’t remember and saddened to think of how many days of my life have just floated off into oblivion. I also told her that when that happened, I’d just jot down things like the sun, the moon, the stars, the clouds, and everything else celestial. She said, “That’s a lot, Mom.”

Indeed. That’s a lot, Lib. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the beauty of this earth and the sky above.

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