Once a month, our family attends a little program at our church that's designed to help us understand the Bible. Now, before that sounds too heavy, let me add that the program usually includes skits, dinner and a lot of giggling from our table.
This month, one of the exercises for the kids was to write something from the heart. I asked my 12-year-old daughter if I could share what she wrote, and she said yes. Here it is:
"Dear to whoever is reading this, be grateful.
For even the poorest and the sickest of the church mice are blessed with everyday miracles, even if they don't realize it.
Life, laughter, joy, emotions - humans are blessed with all of these. Cherish them."