I don’t know about you, but I’m not a clear fridge kind of girl. I have magnets, notes, etc. on there. And pictures.
I recently did the yearly rotation of photos, replacing the old ones with the updated shots folks sent during the holidays. As I was standing in the kitchen yesterday I looked at the fridge…and smiled. And it struck me – happiness is having people on my fridge.
Of course, it’s not about how many photos or prayer reminder cards or holiday greetings I can accumulate to populate the surface of my fridge. But it is about what all of that signifies. I have people who matter to me enough that I want to see their smiling faces every day. And I matter enough to them to include me in the distribution of hard copy photos and cards in a time when sending something in the mail is the exception instead of the rule. I have people to love and people who love me.
I have such a sense of gratitude when I think about that. How incredibly valuable are quality relationships in life?! I hope that when I see those photos now I won’t just think of those people, but will also remember to say a prayer of thanks for all of the wonderful people in my life.
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”