Gratitude is contagious and an amazing concept. Going back three and a half years ago, when I was all but a completely broken woman, I read a post on how to enhance daily positivity by listing five things that were good during the day. Doesn’t matter how small these things were the idea was to simply list them and present them as evidence to myself that not everything was black and dreary. I tried it and it worked for a while but eventually the bigger issues inside caught up with me. Those issues demanded full attention and intent of resolving before using helping aids like these. The truth is I had to learn how to be grateful because that was something no one had ever taught me.
So this is my post that is part of the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop hosted by Lexa Cain and I am finding myself thinking back to the time I was desperately trying to find even one thing that was good during the day. These days things are different in terms of how my days unfold. Life is never too easy, it’s challenging and full of lessons, but things are definitely different. So I celebrate this week that I practice gratitude daily even when I’m not even realising I’m doing it.
I’m grateful that even in the darkest of moments at the beginning of this week I managed to find some hope and a reason to fight adversity instead if despairing in pointless negativity. Adversity that made me connect with friends and colleagues and I discovered that empowering them is an amazing gift and experience, and people thrive under such conditions.
I’m grateful that once again my intuition has helped me through the difficulties I faced through the week and still facing. I am also grateful I can write and despite the fact that I didn’t have much time to spend on my work-in-progress book, my writing paired with my intuition became the tool I needed to combat adversity.
Finally, I am grateful for the music in my life, the sounds that keep my mind focused and content. Music helps me go through the life’s adversities, fuels my creativity, and directs my passion. I hope music is always part of my life. Music makes me whole. So here is some brilliant music as my gift to you, who is now reading these words:
R. Armando Morabito – Sea of Atlas (Official Video) ft. Julie Elven & Tina Guo
Thank you so much for reading. What are you celebrating this week? Let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section.