Today I am grateful for progress. I’ve been guilty of holding on to too many things, physically and emotionally for my entire life. I’ve held onto the emotional in hopes that things would be different or that people would realize their “errors” and apologize. I’ve held onto physical things in hopes of having use for the items once again and in an effort to relive past happy events. My husband and I have been working our way through our house for weeks now and I am finally seeing the result of our efforts. It has been a lot of work (entirely of our own creation) but it is so comforting as we eliminate and purge and organize.
Today I am grateful for opening possibilities. As we cleanse and let go of the things that no longer serve, I feel so many things opening up. It is truly cathartic to let go of the excess. The excess weight, the burden, the chaos. Getting rid of those things makes me feel lighter and more able to adapt and move to the new paths opening up.
Today I am grateful for recognizing paths I do want to take. Going through a lifetime of things and prioritizing what we want to keep makes decisions easier. I have spent so much time holding onto what once was in an effort to keep possibilities open, but I have learned that sometimes it’s easier to let go of what isn’t serving you in the moment. That can offer the clarity of what you need, and what you want to focus on. It can take you right where you want to go. All you have to do is let go.
Today I am grateful for health. We’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this weekend but it seemed to pass quickly. Even though it was a mild cold, it was enough to knock us out for all of Saturday and render it useless. We were able to get moving today and it felt good.
Today I am grateful for the week coming up. It’s not just because it’s Thanksgiving week, it’s about what it stands for. I have never subscribed to the traditional history of Thanksgiving on a personal level, but I have always taken it to heart. At its core, it’s about gratitude. It’s as simple as that. If you’re thankful for something, share that message. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just the act of sharing something that makes you happy is infectious. We need more reminders today about what there is to be grateful for—because there is a heck of a lot more to be grateful for than there is to be angry about.
Today I am grateful to be me. This year, I feel like I am becoming more of who I am and I am no longer afraid to share who that is. There is no reason to hide any of who we are. There is no reason to be afraid. It’s time to enjoy the ride.