I'm grateful to wake and see the relativity of everything around me. It is cloudy and dim out this morning and yet those clouds help to hold down some heat for us. The temperature is cold and yet it is well above what it was a few days ago. And I'm VERY grateful for that! When it rains we may be bothered that it is wet out and yet it is better when the crops get that rain than when they are without. Everything is relative. And I'm grateful to know this because that means that everything has a positive side to be seen. What is the difference between the bright side and the complaint? Ourselves. That is the only difference. How we choose to see things is how we see them. I, myself, often complain about the cold and yet I know that it is this cold that will help protect my garden from excess bugs in the Spring. So today I make a conscious effort to watch my words and see the brighter side. I'm grateful for the cooler temps because it symbolizes rest for me and makes me want to snuggle in with my dogs. I'm grateful for the temps being warmer than they were because relatively speaking these temps now feel warm. I'm grateful for this day that makes me want to dance around the house and play with my dogs. And I'm grateful for a job I love that I enjoy getting out to do. What comparisons do you make? How can you see today's relativity in a positive light?
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.