Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 4

Night sky

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?  Psalm 8

I love looking at the stars. Gazing into the heavens, picking out the few constellations that I recognize, marveling at the brightness of the planets, and noticing the phase of the moon – all of that is good for my spirit.

There is nothing more restoring after a long meeting or a sad hospital visit than to turn my eyes upward into the far-flung realms overhead. I gain some perspective along with the feeling of smallness that reminds me of the power, creativity, and mystery of the Creator.  In that moment, I don’t have to do anything –  I can simply marvel at the gift of beauty that swirls overhead.

I give thanks for the stars and the beauty of the night sky.

What are you thankful for today?

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