(Sometimes I accidentally type Gratitude Lost. This morning, before I had engaged my brain, I started typing Glorious List. Perhaps I should have let that stand.)
1. Beginning the process of blessing and launching these young people into the world in their evenings of Senior Presentations. It’s a high expectation we place upon them, to call them World-Changers. They are each, in their own ways, prepared to make the world a better place with the gifts and skills and compassion that they have been nurturing in their time at our school. I am so proud of them. Monday will be my last evening of blessing the last half of my crew.
2. A single crow rowing her way across an overcast sky.
3. The ducks are wandering all over the school these days, searching for nesting sites. They quack outside my window. I actually like when the natural world distracts us from the scholarly task at hand. It’s a reminder that this work is only part of what they are to learn. I should run out to the shop before I go to school and see if I can find that old plywood nesting box from the chicken coop to put outside my window.
4. Kyla has been approved for a heart transplant. Now begins a new kind of waiting, but meanwhile, knowing that there is a team ready to work with her, a great weight is lifted. The cycles of life and death are so intimately woven together.
5. Rooms and fields where we all can find a home. I don’t know how to say it less cryptically at this moment, but it is a profoundly important part of my gratitude list today.
May we walk in Beauty!