Although it’s taken decades, I’m grateful that I finally and truly recognize my value. Many seek to diminish it – whether for profit or ego – and those voices are loud, persistent, and exhausting. I’m grateful to them; they make me stronger. I’m grateful for pre-packaged salads. They are tasty and expeditious. And, I’m grateful for memes.
Today I’m grateful I was able to reconnect with a boss I worked for almost 30 years ago, and even more grateful that I was able to thank her for being such a positive influence on my life. You never know how karma chooses to direct you. Were it not for her, I would not be as successful a person as I am today. More importantly, I’m grateful that I’ve chosen to focus my thoughts on all the really great bosses and clients I’ve had instead of the ones who just suck the life outta ya.
I’m grateful for dinner in a restaurant’s parking lot. Anywhere is better than eating my own cooking in my own kitchen. Restaurant food is NOT overpriced! I’m grateful for clarity and insight into my priorities. You always know what you don’t want. And, I’m grateful I don’t feel angry or dejected when people treat me differently because I am a girl. My karmic lessons continue.
Disappoint is karma’s way of redirecting you back to your spiritual journey. I’m grateful for the redirection, I just wish I wasn’t so off track. I’m grateful for a pleasant, comfortable day of small chores and big reading. And, I’m grateful for phones. So grateful….
Today I am grateful that I made the decision to express daily gratitude because days like today can make me feel that my life is empty and pointless. I’m grateful that I try to live with optimism. Even though I have failures and disappointments, I think it’s better to be hopeful than live jaded and defeated. And, I’m grateful that karma is a bitch.