I'm grateful and proud of several loved ones today for stepping into the unknown and opening themselves up for new opportunities! I'm grateful for the abundance of love I feel swelling up inside as they take these next steps! Pride is an interesting thing. For a long time it was a word that I sought out, wanting parents, friends and especially my older brother to confirm that they were proud of me. At my art exhibit last week I received this very confirmation time and again and yet what touched me more was not the approval they gave that I had so long sought but the LOVE in their mere presence. They gave me the gift of their time. I'm so grateful for the abundance of pride, love, and support I have received! Yet I find I am even more filled with love by returning that same gift back. I'm so grateful to give my time, love, and support to those who mean so much to me! Sometimes I may seem over the top to people as I express excitement or love but please know that it is genuinely bursting and bubbling out of my heart in a way that I could not nor would want to temper. I'm grateful to have this ability. How do you show the ones you love that they are important to you? How do you show them you are proud? To my awesome cousin, you inspire me with your courage! I'm so proud of you for getting back in the game! To one of my best friends, it has been an honor watching you change and grow into an even more amazing person! I'm so blessed to have you in my life and to have such an inspiring example of recreating yourself and redefining yourself and all the while owning your perfection. Love you both!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.