I’m grateful for… Gratitude

standard November 24, 2011 1 response

It would be almost too easy this year to wallow in the fear, the sadness, and the “what ifs” that keep assailing us at every turn.

Frankly I think I was headed there recently. I couldn’t blog without wanting to focus on the stuff troubling me. I couldn’t have lunch with a friend without wanting to recount the worries. I felt all consumed by it and it was making me miserable.

Then this little Week of Thanksgiving prompt rolled around and I jumped at it.

Because deep in my heart I know for a fact that happy people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. Happiness doesn’t find you, you have to find it.

And happiness is all around me.

Today I feel lighter. I’ve spent the last few days looking around me, reminding myself of all the things I’m grateful for, wondering which to write about. I’ve even gotten the kids into the habit of mentioning the things they are grateful for.

I’m grateful for gratitude and the exercise that has shown me that it isn’t all bad and that there’s a much better way to spend my days than wallowing.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Among all these other things I’m grateful to all of you who come here daily to read my words and offer silent or not so silent support. I couldn’t get through this year without all of you.
This is the fourth post in my Week of Thanksgiving hosted by LilKidThings. Join me all week as I feature the things that fills me with gratitude. Click the image below to see what everyone else is grateful for!

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