See, celebrate, and give thanks for all the victories that sustain through the day; to do something when we would rather rest, to smile when we would prefer to frown, to be brave rather than cower, to resist when it is easy to succumb, to fight on when defeat seems inevitable, to face reality when it is easier to be blind, to be restrained when lashing out would be natural, to believe in the face of uncertainty. These victories attest to a strength beyond our own, a force of good not of our making, a spirit of hope that defies our instincts. In a word, these are grace notes by a loving God to sustain us on our journey to Him.