Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB
Author: Mary Jackle, OSB
There is a Native American saying: “Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” Perhaps it takes a greater faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or are enjoying now. What are some of these future blessings? How about new friends, who will come into our lives bringing fun, different ideas, inspiration and support. And let’s look forward to new family members: sweet babies to semi-sweet inlaws. We will probably be in just the right place at the right time once in a while, and gain unexpected benefits. Experience will provide the opportunity to develop our wisdom and compassion. If we think about blessings we are possibly going to receive in the future, and thank God for them, we will be less likely to overlook them when they happen. Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow.