it's hard to stop! so many people i've known through each stage of my life! i just feel so loved by each name. by the thought that of all people that ever were or ever will be, these are the ones i have gotten to know and look at and be inspired by and talk to and wave at and learn from and love. not all have remained in my life, not all are close friends, some are only acquaintances but, i'm just thinking about the people i get to be breathing on planet earth with at the same time in history. i'm glad it's them. i feel that i have about a hundred plus reasons to thank God today.
so if by chance you're feeling lonely today, make your list of people you know and have known and feel the wonder and gratitude instead for each one. thank God for each name. and it's cool, thinking about how each of us have different lists. and how lots of the names on mine are doing beautiful things around the country, in different states, and around the globe! woah.
(this thinking reminded me of a precious thought i had sophomore year. you can read it HERE!)