Grateful. adj. Feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful
One of the basic tenets of most spiritual and religious beliefs is the idea of gratitude. Being grateful for the gifts life offers.
I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude this week. You see, it’s a big weekend for me–because this weekend I turn 30!!!
And because of that, I’ve spent time recently reflecting on my life so far, the journeys I’ve taken and the journeys I’m about to embark on.
So in honor of this milestone birthday, here is a list of the top 10 things I’m grateful for in my life:
- My daughter–her laughter, joyfulness, and cuddly spirit.
- My son–his enthusiasm, curiosity, and happiness.
- My husband–who takes care of me, challenges me, and loves me on so many levels.
- My family–who I can easily say “I love you” to…and who just as easily say it back.
- My friends–who give me “belly laughs,” who support me, and who love me.
- Music–I truly don’t know who I’d me if I didn’t have music in my life.
- My career–that I found something I’m passionate about and that challenges me creatively, emotionally, and intellectually.
- For all the people who have touched me–some short-lived, some long-term…some face-to-face, some digitally—every single one has made an impression on me.
- For the knowledge that I can make a difference in someone’s life, even if I don’t know when, how, or for whom.
- For the tears that stream down my face as I write this, because they’re the physical expression of how thankful and grateful I truly am for all these blessings.