This morning as I wake to the demands of the work week, my dog getting sick, and my other dog being unable to contain her orneriness I am reminded that these, too, are the experiences that create my life. I'm letting go of "good" and "bad" because in the end I know that they are shaping my reality in the perfect way. This experience will lead to a lesson or understanding that I will need later.
I'm grateful for the beautiful weather this weekend that allowed my husband, friend, and I to go on a long motorcycle ride. I'm grateful for the feeling of flying as the highway wind rushes over me as we ride. I'm grateful to join family and friends for a good cause and take time out of my daily life to remember a beautiful life lost to cancer. I'm grateful for her spirit that lives on every day in the hearts of her beautiful family members. I'm grateful for a good nights sleep and to wake feeling rested. I'm grateful my dog lets us know when she is feeling unwell so that we may comfort her (and guide her toward tile floors). I'm grateful to know she is a trooper and will come through whatever bug or digestive imbalance has her off this morning. I'm grateful that her upset stomach has not hindered her appetite. And I'm even grateful for my other dog's orneriness that allows me to assume she is feeling well.
I have so much to be grateful for this morning. And I'm grateful to know that all of this is building my life in gratitude as well. What are you grateful for this morning? How can you find joy, both in your weekend and in the start of a new work week? May today bless you with easily met demands and the gratitude to create a positive day! Have a beautiful day!