NOVEMBER 21, 2018
BEING GRATEFUL FOR THE LITTLE THINGS
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t know if this happens to any of you; but occasionally I get filled with a sudden sense of joy and admiration because I have the ability to walk and move my toes. Or sometimes I’m wowed by the fact that I have eyeballs that can experience the beauty of the moon or nature. I have such an appreciation for the human body and its abilities. Thinking about how blessed I am to have the capability to experience certain things through my body is just a delightful feeling.
FIVE THINGS THAT I AM TRULY GRATEFUL FOR
Practicing faith especially during the times in my life where I see no light in my darkness; is one way for me to acknowledge Gods simple miracles. Faith to me is the simple understanding that my fears are inadequate to the possibilities that are unknown to me.
Sometimes we forget how important it is to just be there for someone. Just to listen and allow that person to express their feelings with zero judgment. I am truly blessed to have people around me that I can count on to listen to my problems with the intent to find a solution and the love that expects nothing but greatness from me.
I am so blessed to have a family that I would honestly choose to be apart of; if choosing your biological family was an option. Having my three sisters in my life for guidance, support, laughs, and love is necessary for me to continuously go through life’s difficult and joyous journeys.
At times I would sometimes stare at my husband then silently say to God, “thank you”. I am truly blessed to have married my best friend and I am grateful each time I think about our future and the blessings that awaits.
I love being inspired by others; I seek inspiration every day. In art, music, fashion, books and more. Allowing myself to be inspired is fuel to cultivate new and different ideas.
I love to stop and take in the beauty in the world. Sometimes that beauty comes from being able to see the beautiful fall leaves as I drive home from work; and sometimes it comes from seeing a young man give up his seat to an older gentleman on the train, or sometimes it’s the moon that shines brightly in the night sky as I walk through my neighborhood, then occasionally it’s the random acts of kindness that I see or hear about each day. These things bring hope and appreciation for a world that sometimes seems so dark and cold.