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Thanksgiving Journal

Gaudete Sunday

I recently read an article about keeping a thanksgiving diary, in which one lists ten things each day that one is thankful for. In my Advent journal yesterday, I wrote I wanted to focus on the virtue of GRATITUDE for the rest of the season. These two ideas seem to be a good fit to this pilgrim.


the grace to stand in your presence and minister to you in your sacrament of Eucharist with my wife and son on the Lord's Daybeing a member of your parish of St. Lawrence, in Asheville which the Bishop has chosen as a pilgrimage site for the Jubilee Year of Mercyhaving found "the zone" in my 3 mile runthe beautiful cool-down walk Jessica and I took afterwardsSunday breakfasts with my parentsShelle our realtor who is awesome and patient and a lot of funfinding a house worth making an offer on, that we might make into our domestic churchlunch with the Vine and running into RCIA folksSabbath time with Jessica and napsgreat friends with whom to celebrate (congrats, Ry…