I choose to live my life in gratitude.
This is not always easy or natural, but the more my intention is there the easier it is to be in a place of simple thankfulness. Thanksgiving Season is an opportunity to bring that gratitude front and center. During my Women’s Group Coaching call today, we took a moment to reflect on the miracle of our lives. Story after story revealed that the miracles were not those things that came easily, the things that were expected. The true miracles were revealed through the “unanswered prayer,” the times of confusion and questioning. They also came through the belief that others had in us when we did not believe in ourselves.
Today, I’d like to share a few of the things that I am most grateful for in the miracles of my life:
- The teachers in my life. This includes family, friends, clients, mentors, spiritual teachers. These come in the form of strong relationships as well as challenging ones. Some are there to remind me of my strength and power, others are there for my opportunities for growth.
- My ability to choose gratitude even when it is not apparent. At the deepest level, I do believe that there is a reason for everything, and wherever I am, that is exactly where I am meant to be.
- I am blessed to be living in the United States in an environment where I am safe. With all of our challenges and fears as a country, we are so very blessed. Ask an immigrant from any country where our rights are not exercised.
During this season, I plan to continue practicing gratitude. Will you share the miracle of your life with those you love this holiday season? Make this the best day yet…
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson