Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for turning a page.  I’ve had to make some changes in my life over the last few weeks.  New priorities, deeper commitment to the life I am trying to build, affirmation of the choices I have made, and a reconciliation with choices I previously made.  It’s a feeling of ease when I know I am doing something that is right.  The anxiety creeps in when I am doing something that is out of alignment. 

Today I am grateful for putting proof in the pudding so to speak.  I had a lot of plans for this weekend and I am proud to say that I was able to execute with ease and grace.  I took my time, I was organized, and I even had time to relax.  I’m excited for this week because I’ve taken some time off and I really am working on reconnecting with myself and my family.

Today I am grateful for healing.  I’ve done a lot of work over the last year with looking deep inside of myself to see where I am the toxic person and to see why that is.  I am no longer interested in playing the victim in my life because that suggests I am the passenger.  Part of healing is making peace with all parts of myself and taking ownership of those pieces. 

Today I am grateful for self-care.  In the same vein as healing, I’ve realized that I have a tendency to take care of everything and everyone around me and I let my needs fall to the way-side.  I’ve been looking into Ayurveda for a while and I started some small practices this weekend with oils.  It felt so good.  It felt nourishing and whole. 

Today I am grateful for reminders of patience.  I messed up on a cookie recipe today—overcooked them and made them too hard.  I would have normally freaked out and gotten really angry with myself but I looked for the positive.  They still tasted delicious and they looked beautiful!  While this may seem a silly example, this is a big step for me.  I know I need to cultivate more patience for my life, in my life, so any step is progress for me. 

Today I am grateful for my relationship with my husband and son.  I listened to a piece on some book recommendations the other day and one of them was one that I had heard about many times before, Chapman’s book on love languages.  You can hear the same message a million times, but it may take that right moment for it to click and it clicked for me this time.  I haven’t gotten the book yet (I will get it) but I understood that it all comes down to recognizing how the other person understands—not just how they communicate, but how they take information in.  It isn’t about them being who I want them to be, it’s about loving each other as we are.  Honestly, the same can be said for my relationship with myself as well—loving myself as I am and not expecting myself to be someone else.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!   

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