Do it again.

I am grateful for the beauty of cottonwood tree fluff that floats through a sunbeam.

I am grateful for memories of end of the day television programming sign off indicated by the Star Spangled Banner and that furling flag.

I am grateful for a good doctor appointment today for Karissa.

I am grateful again for this quote from G.K. Chesterton:

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead.

For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony.

It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon.

It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them.

It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.


I am grateful for moist and flavorful chicken tenders from Culvers, and if I have enough change in the car, two of them will be my dinner tonight after choir.

I am grateful that the Royals win more than they lose.

I am grateful for the one bottle of men’s cologne that I spray on myself most mornings just because I like the smell and I don’t care that I smell like men’s cologne. Thank you, Angela and Rachel, for giving that bottle to Sam two years ago so that I could enjoy it.

I am grateful for Julie today. Your email made me cry and made me realize I am not alone.

And I am grateful for internal hearing memories, so that I can replay in my mind Parker quietly saying with a sweet grin, “Again? Again? Again, Ama! Again!”


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