Finding gratitude and being thankful for what I have is an easy daily practice as I feel so blessed in my life with an amazing family, friends and community. I have a life that I am thankful for every second of the day. I often take moments to feel or express gratitude during my day and it always serves as a reminder of how much beauty there is in this life and how fortunate I am.
As we move towards this Thanksgiving weekend I am practicing being thankful for the things that don’t usually come first to my mind. I am thankful for relationships that have been challenging as they have taught me so much about myself and how I want to show up each day. I am thankful for injury as it has showed me how to live healthy and have compassion for others in physical pain. I am thankful for late nights working because I have work, and work that I love and feel passionate about. I am thankful for my kids waking me from my deep sleep every night to go to the bathroom or adjust their blankets because I have two healthy, happy kids that I love with my whole heart.
This practice of being thankful for both the things that bring me pure joy and the things that are challenging has brought my daily practice of gratitude to a whole new place. I truly am thankful for all the easy paths as well as the bumpy roads because regardless of the ease or effort they all brought me here. For that I am thankful.