This Sunday we observe the end of the Easter Octave that began Easter Sunday, that is, the first eight days of the Easter Season. The same liturgy that was celebrated on Easter Sunday is essentially celebrated each of these days, the idea being that the liturgical observance of the Resurrection couldn’t possibly be contained in just one day. The hope and joy we celebrated last Sunday is meant to inform each of our days. It has been said that true joy comes from living life from a posture of gratitude. The best way I’ve heard to live that out is to make a prayer of thanksgiving before your feet even touch the floor in the morning. Begin every day with the reminder that, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad,” and it can help to transform everything that follows.
Thinking of gratitude,,,,,,,,,,,