I am so grateful to included in a workplace that encourages self-evolution and personal growth; not limited to professional growth and income increase. My Whole Person is acknowledged, and demanded, really. To be present, to be aware, to adjust, and to grow in experience, intellect, wisdom, and wellness in all areas is almost a requirement! As we help form these little beings, or rather, as we help their innate Self come forth, we also grow and evolve and change and allow our innate Selves to rise. I am grateful to work in an environment where I feel nurtured and supported; I can't think of one other place at which I have worked professionally that has offered this in their benefit package! Since my emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual well-being is encouraged, I have an built-in health plan in that I can care for myself while caring for my Little People. In truth, how can you serve others or care for others authentically until your needs have been met and you have cared for yourself?
Each day my gratitude and love grows, my patience and understanding expands, my self-awareness increases, and life gets better and better. I acknowledge as well that each day I become more attached to my work, my coworkers, my students (see the use of the word "my" repeated! Uh-Oh!). Each day, my desire to leave this city and move abroad diminishes a fraction more as my heart centers itself on my work. Certainly, there is much more to my life than my work, but it definitely rounds me out and offers a high sense of fulfillment and joy.
And that imbues me with an overflowing sense of gratitude that I want to grasp and hang on to: I am paid a salary to self-actualize as I help others to do the same, and I love my work. This friends, is a great gift in life!
I sit, astounded. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
"Wow, I get paid to do this??"
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!