There is a great new website for women living cross culturally called Velvet Ashes. Every week there is a conversation through words, photography and art centered on a particular word. This week's is
I've been thinking about this idea of being grateful in the midst of some hard things. This week as I canned some orange marmalade, I was grateful for an echo of the familiar in the midst of the foreign. So much here is so different, or different enough to throw me off my game. But fruit and sugar in glass jars is still a thing of beauty, no matter where in the world you are. And I am grateful.