An entry by Candice Davenport:
Earlier in the forty day project, a friend of mine relayed a story about her reaction to the graffiiti project and it was surprising and enlightening. She was driving past one of the stores who had written on their door in big letters:
“So Grateful 4 You!” and in my friend’s mind she thought that the writing on the wall meant that her favorite store was closing. She quickly parked, jumped out of her car and ran into the store and asked the owner if she were closing. The owner reassured her that business was good and that they were participating in the project and all was right with the world.
But that got me thinking: Do we find ourselves most grateful at the end? The end of a project. The end of an event. The end of a life..?
Or have we begun a practice that is grateful for beginnings when there is nothing to take stock of, except possibilities and dreams; or in the middle when things are complicated and messy, or when nothing is happening despite our best efforts and we are frustrated because we just want to get to the end..or go back? Are we looking at every end as a new beginning? Or maybe sometimes, that all good and (not so good) things come to an end and we can be grateful for all of it at that moment.
Have you stopped to write what you are thankful for on your personal ‘window’ today?