Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for some peace.  I drew a card this morning that said, “Time to Go.”  It made me a bit sad because I’ve been wrestling some feelings lately about where I’m at in life.  It made me a bit sad because there is truth in it.  The current way of living is no longer serving.  It’s time to express the gratitude and simply move on.  Holding on in the hope that something changes isn’t going to make it happen.  It isn’t healthy, it’s hindering.  Accepting that makes it easier to do just that: move forward.

Today I am grateful for my mind and body.  When I really think about everything I’ve been through, it’s remarkable I’m still here.  It’s remarkable the resilience still here.  The healing and creation of both the mind and body and how we are able to continue on.  We are pure magic, that isn’t just me.  We’ve all got that in common.  We need to be grateful for what our very being can do, what our existence means.  We are infinitely powerful creators.  We can create something new. 

Today I am grateful for the whispers of my soul.  I mentioned in the first paragraph that I’ve been feeling some things lately.  I want to take that deeper and express that it has been a certain “knowing” surrounding me and that I haven’t wanted to take action because I don’t know what the future looks like on this potential new path.  What that means for me is there is more healing to do.  It means I need to be stronger than what I have been and spend more time in gratitude and connection.  It means that just because I’m afraid of what I think I have to do, it doesn’t necessarily mean what I think it does.  My soul is telling me that there are still surprises in this situation.  Yes, there are changes, but it doesn’t mean a permanent ending: it’s a new beginning.

Today I am grateful for guidance.  The universe has a way of leading us where we are supposed to be when we are supposed to be there.  There are no mistakes.  There are no accidents.  Jump in and believe that.  I’ve been in my office this morning contemplating a lot and dealing with some loneliness.  This gorgeous, bright red cardinal lands in the tree outside, framed in my window, against a bright blue sky just as I was writing about connection.  And I know that is what’s missing.  It’s time to connect again.

Today I am grateful for serendipity.  We had to run to the store and it’s under construction.  I wanted to take a quick peek down the book aisle and as it would happen, I found a book in a box they were moving about connecting.  I wrote the paragraph on connection/guidance earlier this morning and then, just as I remarked about the universe getting us in the right place at the right time, I found this book by complete accident and happenstance.  I’ve been feeling the separation a lot the last few weeks and this is an answer for me. 

Today I am grateful for fun.  I got to spend a huge chunk of the morning playing with my son and laughing with my husband.  I reached out to my friend and talked for a bit and he sent me some information on an author we love.  I went to the store with my family.  I made bread and did some meal prep.  I am so grateful I got to break some routine and do things I love doing today.  We have had a really special day today and I am grateful to create memories like that. I think we are going to have an after dinner walk as well to really enjoy the evening.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.

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