Events of the past two days gave me pause to ponder all the blessings in my life. In a world filled with tragedy, violence and sadness I think it’s important, now more than ever, to step back and think of everything we are grateful for. It’s a powerful and important exercise. Take a few minutes and think about what makes you grateful. What helps you feel joyful, blessed and ready to tackle each day? Here’s what I’m grateful for as I begin living, and loving, the next year of my life:
My family keeps me happy and grounded. They provide unconditional love, and support me in my choice of living my passion. We hold each other up through every joy and sorrow. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without them.
My parents, brothers, in-laws, five nephews and a niece, cousins, aunts and uncles all keep me grateful.
My friends from childhood. From playing kick-the-can and surviving a roster of boyfriends through menopause and living miles apart, we are strong, vibrant women facing life together. (Let me add we are all kicking ass, too!) I am grateful for them, and for all the friends I have, both near and far. They each empower me.
I met a new group of intelligent, fascinating, accomplished and fabulous women. There’s something extraordinarily special when you can add a new roster of people to your incredible friend list during your Second Chapter. You are all wonderful, GenFab!
I am grateful the day my 9 year old son insisted we get a cat. I never had a pet so I was quite hesitant. Eleven years later I can’t imagine my life without them. At the end of a gritty, horrible day those furry creatures give you instant love and lift you up.
I am grateful we didn’t lose our electricity during my birthday blizzard like we did during Hurricane Sandy.
I am grateful for my books and love of reading.
I am grateful for my crazy CD collection of old sitcoms that help me relax and “de-stress” while taking a break from reading. My eyes need a rest!
I am grateful for the invention of contact lenses.
I am grateful for more than 5 hours of sleep a night. What does that feel like? Thanks, menopause…
I am grateful for the beauty around me during the changing seasons.Healing Arts – Empowering Us
I am especially grateful to my blog, An Empowered Spirit, and the path it has led me down toward new horizons, new friendships and the wonderful audience – YOU – in my Second Chapter. Thank you all for being a part of why I am grateful.