I'm grateful to be celebrating one year with my boyfriend today. I'm so grateful for all we have been through over the last year that brought us to this point right now. I'm grateful for all I have learned from him and all I have taught him as we accept and love each others' differences. I'm grateful for this ever growing relationship. I'm grateful to look at my parents getting ready to celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary and all they have done together. They are a great model of real life love. It is the image I always held of what I wanted and as I grew up I learned that that image was fluid, always changing within that love. People change, jobs change, situations and life itself shifts but if we allow it, love can change with those and remain strong. I'm grateful to have witnessed the beautiful love between my grandparents. I'm grateful for my grandpa's antics and their strong love for each other. I'm grateful to see the love of my grandparents and the lessons on what true love looks like passed on to my parents and passed on to me. I hope this healthy love continues to be shared and modeled for each couple out there so that our relationships may be stronger and our love deeper. I'm grateful that through the love we have for ourselves and the love we share with others we are building a better world. The past couple weeks I have been reflecting back to a year ago and taking the time to look at the cycles constantly changing. One year ago tonight, I saw a man whose eyes spoke to my heart and whose voice resonated in my soul. It has been an interesting year as we each let go of old fears and learned each others' hopes, dreams, and needs. And this process will continue as part of the beautiful, ever shifting, real life love always does. I'm so grateful to be on this journey. I'm so grateful for all that led me up to this moment and all that will come from here. I'm grateful to be surrounded by love and to celebrate the cycles and anniversaries with joy. How has love been modeled for you? What anniversaries are you grateful to celebrate? May your day be blessed with warmth in your heart and loved ones to hold. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.