As I sit here under my skylight, enjoying the first cup of coffee on a July morning before I put my fingers to the keys and begin to write, I look out the skylight and watch the wind chase the clouds across the sky, making the trees nod as they pass by and I am grateful for having this little house with this skylight, which enables me to watch the clouds as they roll by and from time to time glimpse the blue sky above.
I am grateful for having the time to sit on a Sunday morning, sipping a cup of coffee and contemplating life.
I am grateful for the coffee in my cup; that someone took the time to grow it organically.
I am grateful for my old laptop and that it still works, that I can write my stories on it.
I am grateful every morning I get to see my daugther wake up and learn something new, grow a little wiser and a little kinder.
I am grateful for my daughter; she changed my life and my world.
I am grateful that I still have my good health (despite having fibromyalgia, which I am winning over day by day, but that’s for another post).
I am grateful that my dad is still alive and I am grateful that I got to have my mother for 45 years.
I am grateful for all the tings my mother taught me, directly and indirectly; mostly to be kind and always offer your help.
I am grateful for the close friends that I have and our friendships; their support and knowing when to challenge me to grow.
I am grateful for my ability to read and write, for my vivid imagination and for my positive mindset.
and I am grateful for my lapse in ‘a sense of reality’ that enables me to chase after that dream of mine, but it’s “Better to try and fail than never to try at all” (F. O´Brien).
I am grateful for the life I have and I am excited about where I am going.
- What are you grateful for?