Simple Gratitude

August 2020

In a world where we’re always looking for the next thing to do, to have, to experience, to obtain… I’m overcome with gratitude for what I have today, right in this moment. In this time in history where things aren’t as ideal as we’d like, I think it’s important for each and every one of us to stop for a moment, and be grateful for what you do have.

I’m not planning on dying anytime soon, but I am grateful for waking up this morning and being able to live another day – a little thing that most of us take for granted.

I’m grateful that I was able to have a shower this morning and dry myself off with a large fluffy towel. I’m grateful for the wardrobe of clothes to choose from, so that I could dress myself. I’m grateful for being able to have enough food in the kitchen to be able to make my children their lunch for the day and feed them all breakfast.

I’m grateful for being able to listen to music of my choice, whilst I sipped on my coffee this morning, and then was get in my car that’s reliable and functional, to drive my children to school. I’m grateful for having enough money to be able to do a grocery shop this morning, buying what I needed and wanted, without having to count the pennies or put anything back on the shelf. I’m grateful that I have full body movement, all my senses, and that I’m healthy.

I’m grateful that I have a job with a skill-set that is in demand and that I have the flexibility and ability, to do that job from home. I’m grateful that I have a home that is away from the daily terror that I used to live and that the children and I are as safe as we can be now. I’m grateful that we haven’t seen or bumped into my ex in over a year. I’m grateful for my close relationship with my children, and my freedom of being single and their sole carer.

I’m grateful for all the little things in my life and all the experiences that have brought me to where I am today.

I agree that the world as a whole isn’t perfect right now and that there are lots of things that should and need to be different… and yes, there is more that I want in my life… there’s more that I want to experience, do, own, have, change… But right now, in this very moment, as I continue my weekday morning, I’m honestly happy with where I am now and what I have now.

And I think that each of us would be in a slightly better place if we all just stopped for one moment, to be grateful for all the little and big things in your life, and for just a moment, to not want anything more. Stop. Breathe. Relax. And just be.

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