Today I own my own company teaching about the power of gratitude, self-empowerment, and self-care. I have grown and changed so much that when I look back I see how much a child I was, in so many ways, in that moment ten years ago. There is no judgement in that, just observation. And now I am remarried and expecting our first child in a mere nine weeks.
I cannot help but daydream of what the future will hold. What will life look like ten years from now? I imagine that this sweet child and a potential sibling will be heading off for school and me for work. There will be some new faces and some old in our family album and friendships. Perhaps there will be soccer practices or gymnastics lessons. And how will my business look? Will it have expanded, or grown in a more narrow-focused way?
I'm grateful for the last ten years that taught me so much and helped me grow to the person I am today. I'm grateful for this moment in time, where it is easy to see all the beauty around me and gratitude pouring out of me. I'm grateful for this child growing within me and to know that soon I will get to hold my child, a feeling I have been waiting for for so long. I'm grateful for what the future holds. I'm grateful to daydream about what it may look like while still being at peace to know that it could look very different from any image I conjure up. I'm grateful for all the loved ones that I have in my life and I'm grateful for the wonderful memories of those that have traveled on. A lot has changed in ten years and I am so blessed and grateful to be on this journey.
What was your life like ten years ago? What was different and what is the same? What would you like to change in the next ten years? And what are you grateful for today?
May today bless us with this snapshot in time and gratitude for the path we are on. May we see the struggles as temporary and the rewards as great. Have a beautiful day.