When I woke up this morning to the sound of my sweet daughter wide awake and ready to go at 4:45 am I felt overwhelmed. My head felt full as it was brought to my attention once again that the crud I have been battling now for nearly two months is still not fully fought off. My ears hurt, my head hurt, and the last thing I wanted to do was pop out of bed and write about feeling grateful. It's true, even as a gratitude coach, gratitude does not always come easy.
Instead I honored the intentions I have been saying all year. I honored the promise I made to myself. And I took care of myself and my baby before worrying about my blog. The truth is this blog is meant to be genuine and so by waiting I am able now to tap into genuine gratitude.
I'm so very grateful for my husband's help this morning when I wasn't feeling well. I'm grateful to have slept in until a little after 9 am! I'm grateful to wake feeling a bit better in body and much better in spirit. I'm grateful to then choose to play with my daughter and make a good healthy breakfast, again putting priorities where they were needed. And I'm grateful to be rewarded by beautiful cardinals playing on the deck as I ate breakfast. I'm grateful to now be ready to write this blog from the heart, not forced but felt. I'm grateful to start this new day gently and with love and commitment to what matters most.
What intentions can you follow through on today? What promises need kept?
May today bless us with seeing where our priorities lie. May we follow through on taking care of what is most important to us. Have a beautiful day!