“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
– Karl Barth, Swiss Reformed theologian
“Are you up for a good challenge,” she asked.
“Lay it on me,” I replied, and we both laughed.
“Think of something special in your life. It can be something big or small. It can be a relationship, a job, a favourite hobby, a family member, a best friend or even your morning coffee.”
“OK,” I replied. “I’ve got something in mind.” I was thinking of my beautiful little granddaughter, Alexis, and how she has brought such joy, laughter and happiness into my life.
“Now,” said my friend, lowering her voice. “Imagine if this person, place or thing were to disappear to...
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