A simple word that might change your life-
transform the way you see your world…
Take you places you never dreamed you’d go….
Practice an attitude of gratitude.
Cliché. Been there - done that.
I must be ungrateful??
Seems stale and less than authentic.
Take a closer look.
What you are really grateful for?
What nuggets of sheer beauty are hiding behind the worn out should
and the soul wringing ought of Attitude?
I woke up this morning.
It was raining.
I had a hard time rising out of my bed….
Please leave me in my warm nest-I don’t want to loose the night’s soft slumber rest ….
Of course I heard the rain, pounding a steady-gentle
rhythm on the roof
Above our heads…
It’s a cold rain, I thought to myself…
After all, it’s just April, and there is still snow left on the ground…
I am genuinely Grateful
For my snug-warm house on the hill.
The weather guy says today will be rainy.
So will tomorrow and the next day….argh.
What ever happened to bright sunshine????
Then I remembered that it was early spring,
Our rainy days would coax the living things in the gardens from their long winter’s sleep-
I am giddy Grateful for these days of rain…
My garden friends will greet me soon.
I can’t practice an “attitude: of gratitude. That ship has sailed. But I can be present and alive today, and look for spaces and places and small reasons to be authentically, genuinely grateful.
Gratitude is captivating. I’ve heard some say it’s the pathway to true joy…
Come back tomorrow. There are more words to be written, ideas to explore and
beautiful, grateful joy to be discovered……