Gratitude A to Z: I-L

I’m grateful for the Internet. I’ve grown up with the Internet and so have no memory of life without it, but from what my parents have told me, life existed without it. You had to go to the library for information and flip through stacks and stacks of cards to find something that may resemble what you’re looking for. I can’t even imagine how tedious and frustrating that would be. ​The Internet allows me to connect with other people, research a menagerie of topics both present and past. I can share my writing with the world. I can see my apartment in Paris before I even set foot on the soil (true story!), and my mom can see it from the comfort of our home in California. I can Skype with loved ones abroad. Thanks to the Internet the whole world is literally at my fingertips.

​I’m grateful for Jesus. He was perfect, pure, and obedient when intentionally dying for my sins. He is the ultimate sacrifice, and the perfect example. Thank you Lord for Jesus.

I’m grateful for kites. There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than running on the beach with a kite flying high in the air. Something about watching the air lift it up to the sky, fluttering in the breeze. Something about feeling like a young child again. It’s a lost pastime, and with summer right around the corner, I’m hoping to get out on the sand with a kite.

I’m grateful for love. Love is the impetus of my faith. It is in everything I believe in and do. Not because I’m anything special, but because God loves me so much more than I could ever imagine. It is through Him, that I’m able to pour it out on others. Love is why my family is as tight-knit as we are. Love is why my friends and my community would walk through fire for each other. Love is why, more than any of my own human emotions, I can care about the ​faith of those I love. Love shows me what is important, even when I don’t want to see it.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.​It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.​Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.​It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.​Love never fails.”             – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)


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