It is just 2 p.m. on a beautiful Monday afternoon and as I type this I can’t help but feel grateful for many things. One of which is for the ability to see yet another glorious day because I know that there are many people who were not as fortunate and given another opportunity to awaken this morning. So for that, I am extremely thankful!
At this very second I can think of many more reasons as to why I am thankful/grateful. Here are just a few (in no particular order):
(I already gave you number one)
2. I am grateful and fortunate for being able to help my son get ready and off to the school bus this morning as I listened to my morning prayer call.
3. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts via this blog for anyone who wishes to read it (thank you in advance).
4. I am grateful for being in my right mind and having the ability to experience all of my 7 senses (there are actually 7, Google them, I am not crazy, lol)
5. I am grateful to hear the pitter-patter of my 4 year old as she has just awakened from her nap.
6. I am grateful for my family and their unconditional love.
7. I am grateful for my and my family having great health and physical strength.
8. I am grateful that you are still reading along and would be even more grateful if you would comment and share a few things that you are grateful for as well.
I will end my list here and write the rest in my journal. The cause for this post came from my wanting to start my 8 year old son off with a daily log of what he is grateful for. Even if one of his top 5 things that he is grateful for today happens to be getting to mix pretzels with chips, I will also be grateful for that. It has been proven that by constantly sharing and being grateful for even the smallest of things that you will naturally draw back to you the goodness that you put out. Showing gratitude cost nothing however is often overlooked. Did I mention how refreshing it truly is to simply acknowledge the many blessings that we tend to somehow overlook or possibly take for granted.
If you have little ones in your life, feel free to follow the link below. Pintrest has an array of amazing exercises and projects for teaching kids how to practice gratitude. This summer is the perfect time to start. You can thank me later!
Just think, the very job that you may complain about (daily), the one with the shady people and the limited growth potential maybe just what someone else would be grateful to have. That old car with the dents and dings that some how manages to get you from point A to point B evertim you put the key in the ignition, would make someone else very happy who instead has to walk because they can’t yet afford the luxury of having a car. Count your blessings because there is always someone else who would love to be in your shoes…..as some people don’t even have shoes!
I truly thank God for all of my past mistakes because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. Each mistake has worked in unison to prep me for where I am today. While I am not yet where I want to be, I am much closer than I was this time last year. Hopefully something in this post has caused you to take a closer look at your many blessings.
So I will ask again, what are you grateful for, today?
“We don’t see things as they are.
We see them as we are.”