This morning I am grateful for the morning light. It was a long, rough night and the little sleep I got was full of torment as old shadows and fears presented themselves to me. I'm grateful to see these aspects of myself but in the moment I am more grateful to wake up to sunshine and slow, deep breaths. Today will be a day of looking in, of facing things I have ignored so that I may truly integrate and release them. There is nothing wrong or bad about the darkness and it is in fact equally important as the light because without this contrast there would be no beauty, no distinction, no growth. What shadows creep up on you? What would it be like to turn and simply face them, embrace them, and integrate them? These are the same questions I am asking myself today. I do not yet know the answer. But it will be a beautiful journey of discovery for sure. I'm grateful.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.