In The Year of Living Biblically, author AJ Jacobs gained many insights during the year he sought to “follow the Bible as literally as possible.” At a recent book fair, AJ spoke of the commandments he’d created as a result of his experiment. The first: Thou Shalt Give Thanks. AJ learned the power and importance of “giving thanks for the 100 things that go right everyday, rather than focusing on the few things that don’t.”
Today, I am grateful for my happy and healthy family, for our home and a light schedule. My intention for the day is two-fold: to follow AJ’s advice; and to be an example of love, joy and acceptance to my extended family when we gather today.