I’m feeling thankful today. We have had beautiful Spring weather this past week. Sophia and I have taken advantage of some outdoor time at the park. The sun has been warm and the smiles seem to be more abundant than usual.
This weather has made me feel especially thankful for so much goodness in my life. I realize how easy it is to get caught up in the monotony of life. The each-of- these- days is just like the other, sort of thinking. It’s easy to become complacent and to lose perspective. So quickly I can lose sight of just how lucky I am to have been born into the privilege of a loving and supportive family. It’s easy to lose sight of the privilege I have had of being born in a country where I have had access to good healthcare, great education, and so much opportunity. I could have easily been born somewhere else with less of a chance. It’s easy to be greedy and to forget just how lucky I am to have food in the fridge, clothes to wear, a car to drive, a bed to sleep in, and so much more than the basic necessities. There are people who don’t have any of these things that I often take for granted. It’s easy to think I want more and to forget how much I really have.
It’s easy to lose sight of all the beauty that surrounds me. I go outside and am reminded just how lucky I am. I’m so thankful for the clean air, the fresh green grass, the breathtaking mountains, and beautiful trees. I’m thankful for the walks I get to take with my girlfriends. I’m thankful to have parents and siblings who call me regularly because they care to know how I’m doing. I’m thankful for my husband and his ability to make me laugh. I’m thankful for my daughter. I’m inspired by her unconditional love and ability to live in the present. I’m thankful for her contagious laugh and for all the light she brings in my life. I’m thankful for all the days we get to go to the park, to laugh, and to play! There is so much goodness in my life and I am especially thankful today. Life is good.
What are you thankful for today?