Today is a day that we can all be thankful for, but I wanted to share some of my own gratitude. I woke up healthy, my family is healthy, we have food to eat, water to drink, clothes, we are comfortable.
I am thankful that I get to spend time with my family. I am grateful that I am able to determine my priorities and to make decisions based on what is aligned with who I am.
I am grateful that I have the ability to share my thoughts and to spark conversation and thought with people. I am grateful that I have a gift to share with people.
I am grateful that I have the groundwork to do the hard things that I know I can and must do to create the life I want for myself and for others to create their lives as well. While they may not be pleasant, I am able—and that is all I need.
I am grateful for developing clarity. Today’s message was “You’ll outgrow so much because it’s necessary for your own evolution. You’re headed somewhere incredible. Allow it. Don’t overthink why certain things happened a certain way. Just focus on the lesson, invest in getting better, and allow something new to happen in your life.” We don’t have to look at investing in ourselves as a selfish thing. I look at it as necessary because if we aren’t the best versions of ourselves then we can’t provide to others. And quite frankly, living someone else’s path will never get us where we need to be either personally or collectively. We need the unique ideas people have and that only comes from supporting people as they are and looking at the value in their contributions.
I am grateful to release fear and to commit to a path. I have been truly taking care of myself this entire week and I feel like a different person. From working out every day to taking time to work on my projects to getting to spend time with my family, I feel energized and hopeful. Simple acts have helped me to feel more alive than I ever have trying to prove my worth to other people.