We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat…There’s opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that’s what life is.
– Br David Steindl-Rast
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day and though it’s an American holiday, given my views about gratitude, it seems fitting to reflect on gratitude today.
I have so much to be thankful for, that I almost don’t know where to start!
Opportunities To Be Grateful
I find opportunities to be grateful in day to day things and try not to take anything for granted. It’s not always easy. Sometimes, I’ll catch myself mid-grumble and give thanks.
I’m grateful for/that
- my significant other and the fact that despite our minor disagreements we’re on the same page on all larger issues.
- besides the usual aches and pains of growing old, we’re in relatively good health.
- both of us are blessed to be doing the work we love
- the space we give each other (most of the time!)
- the support and concern he extends to me time and again
- all the comforts we enjoy
- our two sweet dogs
- like-minded people whose company we enjoy
- a lovely group of bloggers who allow me to be myself
- we are in a position to reach out to others and make a difference
The list goes on.
I’m grateful for you, dear reader, for your support!
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There are indeed lots of things, people and events to be grateful about. Gratitude, as long as the mind is capable of recognising it, brings in hope in the form of silver lining. Today I am grateful for last night’s good night sleep (effective 6 hour sleep), for messaging you, for the workshop incidentally turning out helpful today, for the considerable high energy to do stuff at home, also getting an hour to read and reading your gratitude post to eventually making my own list. I have to thank you for keeping me in your thoughts
Today I have a lot of things to be grateful for and extremely thankful for all those. I do complain a lot about the way I feel and abominable little one troubling me and about the things that I lack in my life, but honestly I would rather have this life with such minor flaws and be grateful for everything else that I’m entitled to. Would join this week’s #fridayreflections as soon as possible. ❤️
If you are mindful , you will find a hundred things to be grateful for. Family tops my list though it also tops my grumble about list! But honestly , I am grateful for just being alive and living my life the way I am .
I am glad I read this today. On a dull day like today, a day where I really had to work my way out of gloom, this is one thing that helped me Corinne. Thanks a lot for this. After all, I am grateful to be alive and glad to work on finding myself back again.
Loved reading this and made me smile. In a lot of ways, this post feels like my own story 🙂 Sure the things we are all grateful for are more or less the same. 🙂
Being grateful to every small thing, the food and joys of life, teaching we get and ability to write. I mean, being grateful offers seamless growth and exercise we should do penning in the diary.