Good morning! How about starting off the week with a little Monday marinade? Marinade is the mixture of spices and deliciousness that is put on food to make it taste better, right? Well with Thanksgiving coming later this week, maybe it's time to marinade ourselves in a little pre-turkey day gratitude. I'm going to give you a little challenge though; let your true gratitude shine from your heart. Yes you are most likely grateful for your family and the food on the table and all of that but today let's work your gratitude muscle a little harder. What are you uniquely grateful for in this moment? Let me give you an example. I'm grateful for the way my dog licks her nose and mouth completely between each bite of food because it makes me think she was once royalty, like a dainty princess. I am grateful for polka-dots on my socks and for the creative outlet of self-expression through my feet. I'm grateful for moments of laughter to the point of tears like I enjoyed yesterday with my family. I'm grateful to hear a train in the distance at this very moment and enjoy the sound while also enjoying that it is soft and subtle being at a distance. I'm grateful to know that I get to go mentor and play games with some awesome girls today and I look forward to the stories they will share about the weekend and their upcoming holiday. I'm grateful to go see a good friend this afternoon and get to share stories with her as well. I'm grateful for the stillness of the house in the morning and equally grateful for turning on the radio to dance to later. What are you grateful for this morning? What gratitude can you find in this celebratory and thankful week? May your day be blessed with the most delicious gratitude marinade and may you find laughter and joy in this day! Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.