Another chance to remember

This past winter I started looking at moss in a new way. I began to notice something that was around me all the time back in the wetness of February.

Mossy Log with Mushrooms

But now that it is summer, most of the moss around me has dried and gone. So when I see it now, I don’t have to force myself to pay attention. It stands out on its own.

I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing, whether I’ve learned to look for it or whether scarcity forces itself onto our awareness. All I know is that when I encountered this moss and mushroom covered log last month on our trip to Canada, it caught my attention and served its purpose: It made me remember that moss was a trigger to remind me to be grateful for all that I take for granted.

So what are you taking for granted? Family? Health? Work? Friends? Food and Shelter? Summertime? Blessings beyond awareness and grace beyond understanding?

Take a second – make that a minute or two or ten – and pause right now. Yes, now. Be grateful. Don’t wait for more moss to remember and give thanks.

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