To Be Continued: Writing About Gratitude

Dear Ones,

As I’ve noted earlier, our Soul Matters theme for this month is Healing, partnered with a theme of Gratitude.

I’m grateful for everyone who attends our regular Sunday worship services, and last week’s service was an interesting blend of worship and practice. Our pulpit guest sent me a sweet note afterward, remarking on how welcoming and warm our fellowship is. A couple of our members mentioned to me that it would be nice to have a writing workshop with Joanne.

Joanne and I have talked about this possibility, and she would be happy to offer a one-time, 90-minute, writing workshop for UUFB members & friends via Zoom. SO: If you enjoyed the service and would be interested in attending a writing practice workshop with Joanne, please let me know. We can make that happen.

One thing mentioned last Sunday was the practice of writing combined with gratitude. Below is a graphic with a “what are you grateful for” prompt for every day of this month.

I’ve been following this practice in this way: Each morning I look at the day’s question, so I can think about it. Then at the end of the day I write down an answer, and sometimes this writing becomes a paragraph or two of memories, descriptions, or wonderings. These snippets may or may not ever be used in a sermon or service element, but it does feel good to be doing this practice. Perhaps you’d like to join me.

Thank you for being here, for being part of this Fellowship, and for staying connected! I love you. We will get through this. Keep breathing and stay safe, everyone.

Rev. Lori Hlaban