The war going on against Ukraine right now is an assault on humanity. I have been keeping up to date as much as my psyche can allow. I find myself fearful and in tear and then angry and ready to fight. I do not have loved ones there. But I have fellow humans there.
Today I just want to take a moment to remind us all to pause and be grateful for what we have. There are so many tiny blessings that get overlooked in the day to day. Here are some of the things I am grateful for, though it is far from a complete list written here.
I'm grateful for a roof over my head. I'm grateful to feel safe in my home. I'm grateful the distant booms and noise is from the construction of progress and not war. I'm grateful to be able to tuck my children in at night to sleep peacefully. I'm grateful they do not know the terror of war. I'm grateful to sit in my own space with access to internet. I'm grateful to trust in my liberties and those that protect them. I'm grateful for fresh water and plenty of food. I'm grateful to be able to sit with lights on and windows open. I'm grateful to be able to call my family at the touch of a button and know they are nearby. I'm grateful to give what I can and do what I can to help in whatever small way I can for those who are fleeing for their lives right now. I'm grateful to not know that feeling firsthand. I'm grateful to everyone out there who is making a stand and doing what they can to help the Ukrainian people.
What are you grateful for today? What have you been taking for granted? What can you do to help those who do not have what you have?
May today be a strong reminder to be grateful for what we have. May we do everything we can to support and protect those who need help. Have a beautiful day!