This morning I am so grateful for all the things that are so simple and yet so important to me and my everyday life. I'm grateful for health and the health of my loved ones. I'm grateful for two happy, healthy dogs. I'm grateful that Austin (my older dog) is getting her stitches out today and seems to be recovering quickly and fully from her surgery. I'm grateful for my jobs; both for the income they provide and for the fun and sweet people I meet. I'm grateful for the ability to try the things I want to try like new exercise classes or scuba diving or whatever adventure I decide to attempt. I'm grateful to be building courage and confidence each day and I'm grateful for the love and compassion that I have learned to give myself. I'm grateful to have a wonderful man in my life. I'm grateful to have amazing friends and family and be blessed with meeting new, friendly people each day. I'm grateful for this loving, gratitude community that accepts each other as we are and focuses on the positive in the world. I'm grateful for my computer and internet that allows me to reach more people daily. I'm grateful for the beauty all around me that reflects the beauty within me. It is so important to give thanks for the simple things in our lives that are often taken for granted. It is easy to say we are grateful when something extraordinary or fantastic happens in our lives but it is so important to also take time to be grateful for the everyday things. What are you grateful for this morning? What blessings can you celebrate today? Happy Friday, everyone!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.