I am grateful for tender mercies in life. I am grateful for friends that appear when you need them, for family that is supportive when I pray for strength. I am thankful for a daughter that makes me laugh when laughter is the best medicine. For loved ones that make me smile when I struggle to find one on my own.
I am thankful for the right song or words of encouragement coming to mind or being heard at the perfect time. For the many precious moments I shared with loved ones that comforted me in times they were gone. For clients expressing words of love at the end of particularly difficult shift, for being given opportunities to do what I love and gaining confidence, maturity, some wisdom and a great deal of compassion. I am grateful for growth and understanding that has come through the unconditional love of others. People who had no reason to love me, but took the time to show love anyway. I thank them for teaching me to love myself…for giving me joy and a life I truly love.
I am grateful for the experiences that made me who I am today. I have more faults than I could name…I know how flawed I am, but I have come so far. I have gained compassion and understanding by needing compassion and understanding. I am grateful for all the experiences that have formed my heart and brought my life and me to where I am today. I love the people in my life, I am blessed immensely. I may never be rich materially but I can’t imagine a life more rich with tender mercies.
When I finally learned to recognize tender mercies in my life I never looked at life the same way again. I had the same life but it became a life filled with joy, peace and love. Those things were always there I just needed to see them.