This morning I wake, after little sleep, to be thankful for friends that are there for me no matter what time! I'm grateful to know I am always safe and protected. I'm grateful to know that even when my sense of security falters I can rely on the ones I love to be my reminder. I'm also grateful for police officers that still show concern and a willingness to help even if there is little that can be done in the moment. I'm grateful "to serve and protect" still means something! Honestly I am truly grateful for the comfort I received last night and for the old fears I was able to face. I may be small but I am not weak. I may be a woman but I can protect myself. And above all I am loved by so many people and always protected. How do you gauge your safety? What things have you faced that in the moment made you fearful? What helped you to feel secure?
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.