What Am I Grateful for Today?

I am writing this at 5 a.m., not because I have just awakened, but because I’ve been awake for hours. I have recurring sleep issues that I’ve dealt with for years. I’ve tried everything, including a night in a sleep clinic to rule out sleep apnea. I follow all of the specialist’s orders religiously, so my sleep hygiene is excellent.

So, I have another tired day ahead of me. It makes creating difficult, pulling words out when all I want to do is to fall back into bed, which would be a mistake. I wouldn’t sleep at all tonight if I did that.

When I’m this tired, I have to remind myself of how much in my life is good, is so much better than good. I look to the best in my life to counter the fatigue.

First and foremost, I am grateful that I have an absolutely wonderful daughter. She blesses my life with her intelligence, sense of humour and amazing food! In our (very) spare time, we dance together, lindy hop and charleston. Well, she dances and I try to follow 🙂

While I tossed and turned during the night, I was safe, dry, warm. I am grateful for the roof over my head. In a few minutes, I will cook a healthy, filling breakfast. My cupboards are not bare.

When I go grocery shopping after breakfast, I will have the money to refill the fridge. I will have warm clothes to wear.

I take joy from small, simple pleasures. My orchid is blooming. I’ve never owned an orchid before. They are quite stunningly lovely.

The list goes on…I am so fortunate. I have wonderful friends and a supportive and loving family. I am grateful.

What are you grateful for today? I would love to know.

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  1. I love this, Mary – gratitude is truly the answer and we should all indulge in it more often – I know i should. Your daughter and friends are lucky to have you.

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