1/11/2016: Gift

As we start to sink into old routines and new ones, it can be easy to forget how miraculous it is that we’re here. That we get to wake up each morning and start again.

There were a few different occasions today when I found myself reminded — whether through a movie watched or a conversation had or an email received — that life is both stubborn and precious at the same time. It is obdurate and it is fragile. It is forgiving in some moments and it is relentless in others. But whatever it is, it is always a gift. Something that not everyone wakes up to receive. So whether it’s through a still moment in the morning or with heavy eyes in the evening, give gratitude. Always gratitude.