I'm grateful for this blessed and beautiful life! I'm grateful for my amazing family. I'm grateful to wake up to a phone full of texts and voicemails saying "happy birthday". I'm grateful for my wonderful husband who took today off so we could have a fun family day. I'm grateful for all he has done to help me build this beautiful life. And I'm grateful for his playful, generous, and intelligent personality. I'm grateful for my amazing, smart, happy daughter. I'm grateful she slept in today and woke in her cheerful mood as usual.
I'm grateful for my parents and all they have done and continue to do for me and my family. I'm grateful to get to see them so often. I'm grateful for my brother and sister-in-law who are so loving and teach me to find balance in work and fun. I'm grateful for my mother-in-law who is so generous and always welcome me with open arms. I'm grateful for all my friends that have become family over the years and for all my new friends that celebrate my transition into motherhood. And I'm grateful for my clients that are so sweet and generous and have become more like friends.
I'm grateful for my beautiful dog, Austin, who shares this birthday with me. I'm grateful for the thirteen of her fourteen years we have gotten to spend together. I'm grateful to have been chosen by her at the shelter that day and for all the love and warmth she has brought to my life. I'm grateful for her choice in fur-sisters. I'm grateful for Pippin and all the spunk and laughter she has brought to my life.
I'm grateful to look at my life and say that I truly am living the life I dreamed. I'm grateful to recognize that even the dream does not have to be picture perfect and I'm grateful to find even more beauty in the messy reality that is everything I ever wanted. I'm grateful to each of you who reads this blog and finds your own gratitude in life. I'm grateful for everyone who does their part to find the positive in this beautiful world.
What are you grateful for today? What inspires your gratitude this year?
May today be blessed and beautiful. May we find gratitude and abundance in each and every day. Have a beautiful day!