Gratitude comes in all forms. We can wake up and be grateful for the chance to live another day, we can be grateful for a new job, financial prosperity, family and friends. If you look at life with optimism there are countless reasons to possess gratitude. Why then is it so hard sometimes to feel like we do not have anything to be happy about?
I am eternally cared for. I am surrounded by countless blessings and I have to admit that I still find times to feel like I somehow missed the boat. I am trying to figure out why I still have the gall to have these emotions but either way, they are there. I have times where I throw my hands up in the air and profess to whoever is listening that I will not be doing any more work because I am tired. It takes a good couple of hours for something really beautiful like my child’s hug or a good friend’s phone call to snap me out of it and I always come back with a strong desire to do what I came here to do. Even as I write this I am embarrassed that I even doubt or don’t express gratitude for everything that I have. I will re-read this the next time I have a hissy fit and hopefully my next resignation speech will last only an hour and subsequent one’s will be significantly less and less until they no longer exist.
So being in a place of complete humbleness I want to express gratitude for my life. Special people that I am surrounded with support who I am and give me wings to fly. Take away the ego and you have a perfect mix of a mother, wife and friend who is eternally grateful for the people in her life. It’s no secret that I am madly in love with my husband and kids. They have helped mold me into the woman I am today. Today I also want to express my gratitude for my friends who may not always be told how much they mean to me. At the end of the day, when you feel alone there is no other person that can make you feel cared for like a true friend. There is no other person that can make you laugh your butt off over ridiculous things, no other that can put a spin on a blatant mistake as actually being a good thing, no other that would protect your kids as if they were their own, or even give you the shirt off their back. Friends are gifts and I am honored to have such good one’s. My friends have been instrumental in giving me the support and courage to write my book and be an advocate for children. I am very grateful.
“I get by with a little help from my friends.” - John Lennon