The word that kept echoing through my mind yesterday was grateful.
As my husband wished me Happy Birthday as I walked out the door in the morning…I’m grateful to have such a wonderful, loving husband.
As I walked into my office to find a note on my door and my desk decorated…I’m grateful to work with such a wonderful group of people who care so much for others.
As I looked at the oncology clinic’s daily schedule and saw we had two add-ons to the already full schedule of new consults for the day…I’m grateful I’m not the one having to find out I have cancer today.
As I received happy birthday messages throughout the day via Facebook, text, voicemail…I’m grateful I have so many loving people in my life.
As I remember that a few days ago a high school classmate who shares my birthday passed away and won’t have any more birthdays…I’m grateful just to be alive.
As I went for a chilly jog around the neighborhood after work…I’m grateful I can put one foot in front of the other and move my body.
As I showered after returning from my jog…I’m grateful for running water and the simple pleasure of a hot shower.
As WHH and I chatted with my parents in their kitchen while they put the finishing touches on my birthday dinner…I’m grateful I have such loving parents who decided to have me in the first place.
As I thought about all I have going on in my life with work, school, and this blog…I’m grateful to be able to learn and share my strengths and for all of you who stop by to read!
Many people adopt a word or phrase for the new year to in order to live with intention. I’ve never had a word come to me very easily until yesterday. This year, I will live with gratitude, for I have so much to be grateful for!
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