Right here, right now, I am on my one day off from work and tomorrow night (Black Friday) I have to work an eleven hour shift. It's been crazy, but I am happy.

I am also grateful.

I am grateful that I have a job. I am grateful that I have a home that I love to go home to at the end of the day. I love that it gives me the financial freedom to sit here and do this and not worry about how to pay the bills. Even on the crazy days I am so immensely grateful.

I have a grateful heart.

I am grateful for my wonderful friends and my heart-soul family. The ones that effortlessly glide into my life and the ones that wiggle their way into my reluctant heart. I am grateful for the massive love I feel from them, the kind of love that smooths away the childhood wounds. I am grateful for the guys that take my friendship in stride, and don't ask all that much of me. I am grateful for the girls that put up with my fumbling attempts at being a good friend. I'm also grateful for you (doubly so) because you allow me an outlet for the things that are in my heart. I am grateful for those that are my comfort zone and those that try to push me out of it.

I am grateful for the moments that make me feel alive, blood-rushing, heart-thumping, the moments that bring life into intense focus. I am grateful for the quiet, lazy, moments that allow me the time to steep and soak in my thoughts. I am grateful for the work that I do in this space. I am grateful that I have managed to turn my life into a tool to help others.

I think that is the thing that I am most thankful for.

What are you grateful for today?

1 comment :

  1. I didn't do the whole grateful of something thing every day thing b/c my things are obvious: I'm grateful for my husband/kids/pets and that I have a job etc.  But I'm also grateful for my home.  I've always been kind of miserable in this house as it is too small and dark, its in constant need of repair, and in general it doesn't serve our needs to live in a comfortable space.  I'd get bummed out by pictures of other people's (that are my age) nice and shiny $150,000+ homes on Facebook. But when my husband lost his job a few months ago and we were faced with possibly losing the place and going somewhere much worse my perspective has slowly shifted.  Here we are in a nice neighborhood and the kids go to good schools, so I am thankful that we have been allowed to continue living here.