I am grateful for friends, who help me keep a level head, who loving remind me of my patterns or behavior that are self-destructive, who uplift me when I sink down, who remind me to stay present and grounded. I am grateful for friends!
I am grateful for change. I am slowly coming about, like a boat adrift on a windless sea, to gratitude for all that happened the year after my return from Korea. I am slowly testing the waters of gratitude for all the events that have occured during these past two-and-one-half tumultuous years in Austin. I am realizing the results of the trials are beneficial; that it all turned out okay, I survived, and there was much good in those horrible circumstances. Most importantly, I have learned - am still learning! - to stop fighting and struggling through the hard times and allow myself to relax into wherever the current of life takes me.
Just as "fire cools", pain and hardship end. Just as "water seeks its own level", all circumstances return to a balanced state of ease when I allow it.
I am grateful for this knowledge. I am grateful for these lessons.
I am grateful for friends who remind me.
I love you!
...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!