As I write my gratitude for the day, I feel the pounding of my heart inside my chest. Each thump bringing life to my body. Automatically, my heart knows what muscles require healing and which parts of my body need attention. Even when I’m not in-tune or aware of what I need, my heart continues on.
Not every day feels like a blessing. There are times I feel challenged to write my gratitude and share what I’m thankful for when I’ve had a crap day or something is on my mind. I feel like I have to constantly remind myself to let things go, to move on from my pain.
This is where I need to follow my heart. Even on my worst days, as I suffer from mental torture and irreparable heartbreak – my heart continues to beat. Sometimes it feels like we just can’t win. Everything seems to be going wrong and we can’t find a solution.
We have the strength to carry on. Our heart continues to beat, bringing us closer to something greater. Gratitude reminds us we’ve made it this far. That the lessons we’ve learned are worth something. Follow your heart and continue to beat on – one day at a time.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- My gratitude community on WordPress
- Basketball in the driveway
- Simple days
- Walks through the park with my mom
- Cambodia friends and memories
- Late night ice cream
- Talking things out
- Recognition when earned
- Monopoly nights
- Summer nights on the beach
- A little understanding
- Peaceful silence
- A good night’s rest and comfy pillows
- Cooking together
- Long drives to sort my music
- Signs from the Universe
- BSU friends and memories
- New goals and beginnings
- Patient thoughts
- Time for hiking and photography
- A chance to reflect and recharge
- Leadership lessons
- Starting over
- The present moment
As always, check out my first blog 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.
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Featured image from an old hike.