Many days in my journal I write what I'm grateful for. Its a great exercise for all, but not everyone get's the BIG picture. I'm grateful for it all, but lately I've been taking stock of the little things.
I'm Grateful For These Little Things:
Breathing - Sight - Speech - Hearing - Mobility - The way her voice smiles when she says mommy - The way he hugs me tightly when he returns from work - The love I receive from my nieces and nephews - The peace I feel when I pray - Learning to live a stress free life - When my puppy son flops on his back so that I can rub his tummy - My gray hairs - the arthritis in my left hip - IBS - When a beautiful person surprises me with their kindness - That I write and can read poetry - Hot Chocolate - Vanilla Soy Milk - Relaxing baths with my different bath gels (Heavenly) - Scented Soy Candles - Music - Reading a good book - Cuddling on the sofa and laughing at The Golden Girls or Frasier - Watching nature bloom - Talking with my sisters - Creating cards for kids - Loving and being Loved.
All of these little things bring me great Joy. I choose to embrace the gray hairs, arthritis and IBS. Because the alternatives could be so much more devastating.
And as we say in Louisiana - Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez = Let the Good Times Roll!!!