Last week was Thanksgiving, a time when we are invited to name that for which we are grateful. Given all of the challenges of these days, naming our gratitude seems more important than ever. I want to return to the six-word story form. In May, I invited you to share your six-word story about the pandemic.


Here is a sample:

-Working from home is not easy.

-Not allowed to hug – so HARD

-Zoom meeting
Zoom life
Slowed down

-Fear, resentment give way to gratitude.


This week, I invite you to share a six-word story that focuses on gratitude. You may just want to simply name some of the things for which you are grateful. Here are a few I created:

-Risotto, piles of leaves, Facetime, books

-Long walks, puzzles, awesome neighbors, Netflix


Or you may want to reflect on the power of gratitude.

-Even now, especially now, feeling grateful

-Less noise. God’s presence more obvious.


I invite you to share your six-word stories of gratitude in the comment section below, or on social media.


-Written by Amy Miracle



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  1. Joce McBurney-Buell December 2, 2020 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Small moments strung together brighten life.

    • Rev. Amy December 3, 2020 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Joce, that is beautiful!

  2. Jeff Beam December 2, 2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Home office can hear kids laughter

  3. Brian December 2, 2020 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Emmanuel, God with us. Today. Always.

  4. Jenni December 2, 2020 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Raising toddlers.
    No skin hunger here.

  5. Martha Campbell December 2, 2020 at 11:38 am - Reply

    People who cooperate and wear masks

  6. Lisa Evans December 2, 2020 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Recognizing what’s important now and always

    Family dinners, blankets, slowing down, snuggling

  7. Nancy Hobe December 2, 2020 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    I know I’m not the only one thinking of my mortality these Covid days. So here’s mine. Obituary pages that I’m not in.

    • queen brooks December 4, 2020 at 5:58 am - Reply

      You’re not! And that was funny…at least to me…Thanks for the morning smile!

  8. Judy Barnes December 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Bright sunlight, melting snow, cheery day!

    • Sharon walters December 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Sunday services on line. So important.

  9. celeste December 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Having deep concerns about the contagion, makes me fully stop to look at family members straight in the face and more deeply “feel” for their safety. It reminds me how important they are to me.

  10. Beth Malchus Stafa December 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Haiku? Loving family/A nest in my wild rose bush/blessed and holy

    • Rev. Amy December 3, 2020 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Yes to Haiku’s!

  11. Bill Long December 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Less traffic. Quality time. Firewood. Home.

  12. Barbara Blanke December 2, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Grandkids’ hugs, Christmas lights, retirement, Medicare!

  13. Barbara K Northrup December 3, 2020 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Working from home Children’s joyful noise outside my window Recess

  14. Rev. Amy December 3, 2020 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I love all of these six word stories!!

  15. Libby Buuck December 3, 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Finches at feeder, soup on simmer.

  16. Shelly Boggs December 3, 2020 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Christmas lights, snow on the ground.

  17. Queen Brooks December 4, 2020 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Prayer, Health, Friends, Art, Cell phone.

  18. Courtney December 4, 2020 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Waste no time on unsustainable activities

  19. Tammy Roy December 7, 2020 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Seeing the ‘extra’ in ‘ordinary’ days.

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