Hello Monday! I am grateful to be alive right now, for cool air coming in my open office window and a soft hoodie sweatshirt to keep me warm, for hot coffee brewed fresh and strong enough to melt the glaze off the mug, for sleeping well and waking rested and ready for the day. I’m grateful for Baptist Hospital and skilled surgeons and nurses, thoughtful, well-planned care, all the people who bring that care into the lives of their patients and their loved ones and all the ways Spirit shows up in that place. I know that the God of my understanding walks those halls and is present in every soul there today and every day. I am grateful for dear friends who are my family-of-choice, my birth family, my spouse, my community and all the ways God shows me love. Today, I will bring that love front and center and share it with everyone I meet. Peace and blessings.