Today I played with my family.
That's nothing new. I try to often.
But sometimes my worries and stresses
preoccupy my mind,
keep me from being fully present,
distract me from what really matters.
Today we played hard.
Then while relaxing on the front porch
feeling my tired muscles and sore feet,
I felt something else too --
Oh the worries still are not resolved.
The stresses still linger.
But they have taken a back seat to some thing else.
Today I am grateful for my family.
Thank you, Lord,
for their daily gifts of grace.
Thank you for your graces given through them.