Tracey Clark had a post on Monday about Gratitude. Gratitude with a capital “G”. I didn’t see it until today because I’ve been sort of lost these past few… Well… I guess months really. It sort of came to a head this week. The loss of a buyer on our house, the loss of a baby, the loss of money, and the gaining of a whole bunch of personal and emotional stress and tension. It hasn’t been good. The past two days I’ve been thinking over and over, “I need to get centered. I need to get back into a solid yoga practice. I need to exercise. I need to do SOMETHING that isn’t this.”
Then I see her post and I had an “aaaah hah!” moment. Of course. It is so simple. Recognize what it is in my life that I am grateful for. Focus on the positive. Affirm that this is what is important to me.
Today I came up with two things that I am grateful for. I am grateful for my husband. Last night he brought me home a bouquet of daisies (my favorite flower). He was understanding and compassionate and empathetic. He was exactly what I needed.
I am grateful for my children. I am so happy that I have two little girls that I can instill the same values in that my husband showed me last night. I am teaching them to be caring, loving, understanding. I am showing them how to share a part of themselves with others, how to be forgiving, how to be strong. I am teaching them to understand that they are beautiful.
In turn, I remind myself that I need to allow those values to shine through in me. By allowing myself to trust in my strength, understanding, sympathy, and beauty, I can allow myself to rediscover my center.
You know what?
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Just say it to yourself. “I am beautiful”.
What are you grateful for?