Lately I’ve been trying to be more mindful and grateful for the things in my life. It’s a process and sometimes it’s a slow slog. I’ve recently downloaded an app to my tablet called the Gratitude Garden. Every day that I fill in 3 things I’m grateful for I earn a card and points to redeem towards garden items. Yesterday’s card really made me think. It challenged me to be grateful for something I usually take for granted.
And I realized that I’ve been taking being alive for granted. Every night I go to bed, I just assume that I’m going to wake up in the morning. And while I obviously want that to be the case, I’m not guaranteed of that. Who knows what might happen to me while I’m sleeping?
So today, I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for the sunshine streaming in my windows, warming my skin and making me smile. I am grateful that my heart has decided to keep beating, that my blood keeps flowing, that my lungs keep breathing. I am grateful that my physical body is still functioning perfectly, even when my mental state and emotions try to take over.
So, on this Saturday, I challenge YOU to be grateful for something you take for granted.