Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for milestone family moments.  My son officially learned to ride his bicycle on Friday.  It was really emotional for me.  My turned 3 a few months ago and as I was watching him ride his bicycle, I found myself thinking about how this little boy started out as a couple of cells and now he’s this amazing person with his own personality—and he’s so mobile now!  Watching him hit these milestones just makes me value the time I have with him.

Today I am grateful for beautiful weather.  It’s been gloomy for the last few days and my mind has been all over the place.  Having a nice day gave me some pause and a chance to reset.

Today I am grateful for time outdoors.  Over the last few weeks I am so grateful to have learned how integral movement is to the body.  It’s something we all know on an intellectual level but to do it is a whole new game.  I’ve lost roughly 10 pounds, my joints aren’t as achy, and I look forward to that time to move.  We went on an amazing bike ride as a family.

Today I am grateful for making healthy decisions for myself and for my family.  I know that there are going to be some rough times for us coming up so I’ve made the decision to move forward with some projects that I have on the side.  Initially I was going to wait until the time was right and I could afford it, but with some changes that are coming at my 9-5, now is the right time.  It’s officially the time in my life when I can’t afford NOT to do it.

Today I am grateful to have discussions with my husband about our future.  There is a lot of uncertainty in the world.  We have both stepped up and realized that we can’t lower our expectations to meet what is going on—we have to shift our mindset to create a new vibration.  Looking forward is something we all have to do.  Look at what your goals are and then align your behavior with it…and let go.  Plus it’s exciting to have something to look forward to.

Today I am grateful for creativity.  For the last week I’ve been working on a program to get things moving forward with my business.  I’ve been reaching out to people and making some connections to help them build their businesses.  Seeing how they reach out and the questions they’re asking has give me some ideas for how to progress with my work.  I’ve also learned to take progress over perfection and to simply get things done.  On top of that I have spent a ton of time over the last few days working with my son on art and putting things together.  It’s good to be silly.

Today I am grateful for acceptance.  With the changes that have happened over the last few days, I’ve come to accept that certain things simply are what they are.  It gave me great peace because it now feels like there is freedom in the decisions that I have to make.  No one else is going to take care of us so I need to make sure I’m doing what is right for my family.  While it took me a long time to get to that point, I have accepted that I have other things that I am meant to do with my life and that I can’t keep putting them off.  That would be my advice to everyone:  make peace with where you are at so that way you can move forward to where you want to go.  We aren’t trees—we are able to move if necessary.

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