Wednesday, October 2, 2013

{Gratitude} October 2013

[the painting in the image above is available for sale here]

My life is so blessed and overflowing with love.

I am so grateful for my amazing daughter. Her life, laughter, voice, smile, words, cuddles, hugs, kisses, and playfulness bring unlimited joy into my life daily. Snuggling up next to her is the coziest place I could ever be. She's my best friend, she's my child. I can't imagine my life without her.

God is there for me whether I'm paying attention or not; whether I'm neglectful or grateful; whether I'm ignorant or awe-filled; he's still there blessing me immensely. He's there in my moment of need, in such obvious ways. Every hurt or disappointment has miraculously brought me closer to God...every time! 

I have such awesome friends, family, and co-workers. There's fun, friendship, love, laughter, serious heartfelt connections, lighthearted fun connections, joy, support, encouragement. They all rock.

Forgiveness is such a huge part of my life right now. Where would I be without it? Knowing I'm forgiven for my past makes every day new. Forgiving myself makes every mistake into a lesson that creates no baggage. Forgiving others of past hurts every day heals and moves me forward.

And then there are all the material blessings that I'm so grateful for: my cute apartment, my job, warm bed, cozy couch, food in the fridge, paying my bills happily. 

I have my ups and I have my downs. Joyous days, and then dark days. But I can always come back into my joy. It's always there when I'm ready to choose it. There is so much to be joyous about.

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