As I’m writing this I smell and see the rain falling. It makes such a pretty sight and smells so good that I wish I could really share it with you. There’s so much to be grateful for, but I’ve allowed some crazy things going on in my life to take the front seat! Yes, a health scare and the behavior of some people have been on my mind a lot. I’ve preached this before, so I’m reminding myself today that staying grateful is what is going to keep me sane.
Anyone can be happy when they get what they want; the challenge is to stay grateful and peaceful even when the world around you feels crazy and dangerous and horrible.Elizabeth Gilbert
It was World Gratitude Day on Saturday, 21st September, and I meant to have a post out on that day, but it didn’t happen. I decided to let that go. In the past I’d see that as something to be upset with myself about. But this time, I said to myself – “Nothing to feel guilty about – I don’t usually publish posts on Saturday here, anyway.” Now that’s something to be grateful about. The fact that I’ve grown to realize that it’s okay to take things easy; it’s alright to sleep in late; it’s fine to just laze and read all day. Grateful that I’m learning to be nice to me.
The best part of this is that I’ve got a fantastic husband who never makes me feel guilty about this. He’ll pick up the pieces and cook or order food and do chores. He’s my rock and I’m so, so grateful for him.
Gratitude has saved me from depression and despair in the past. There are a lot of little things that I’m grateful for right now but I’m staying away from writing a list. Instead, today, I’m re-committing myself to staying grateful.
What do you feel about gratitude?
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