I'm not one of those people that believes everything beautiful or valuable comes from toil and sacrifice. In my eyes nature disproves that all the time. But I also believe that challenge and struggles hold their own beauty as we often emerge with a new perspective and appreciation for our lives. Today I am grateful for communication. I am grateful to see several friends' dreams coming true. I'm grateful to persist over my own nervousness to accomplish the things I truly want. I'm grateful to pause to listen even when I may not want to hear what is being said. I have noticed that I have a tendency to get caught up in my little dramas and even when solutions are suggested I don't want to hear it unless I came up with it. I'm learning that while I am capable of solving my own "problems" I do not always have to solve them alone. I'm grateful to be continuously checking the emotions and reactions I feel. I'm grateful to be able to step out of them in the moments they are not true and not serving to reroute to a more positive and productive path. Am I perfect at this? Not in the way society mis-defines perfect but within my own unique perfection I am growing and learning at the prefect rate. How do you recognize when your emotions are overriding what is the best course of action? How to you balance your own stubborness with learning? What beauty have you found within your own challenges? I'm grateful for the love I see behind the words of guidance. I'm grateful to know that each experience is for a reason. I'm grateful for all the lessons I have learned and all the beauty I have found within them. May your ears be as open as your heart today and may you hear love's song calling you home. Namasté
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.