I was listening to Nick G, from The Dependent Independent, this morning and he really inspired me. He was talking about being grateful. More importantly, he was talking about the mundane, every day stuff, that we can and should be thankful for but sometimes feel ashamed for feeling grateful.
For instance, I’m grateful for how confident I am becoming. Saying that out loud might seem pompous or egotistical but that’s ok. I’ve worked really hard to become more confident. I still have days and moments when I’m far from confident but that is also ok. I’m grateful for the change.
After thinking about Nick’s words and also speaking with people around me I decided that I needed to post. I needed to write down all that I am grateful for this year. Create the reminder and cement it in stone, so to speak.
I’m grateful to be alive. Every day that I wake up, I’m grateful. On any given day, something could happen and I could no longer be alive, so I am grateful.
I’m grateful for my daughter, my husband and my mother. They are the three people on this planet that show me unconditional love. They make me a better person. I’m grateful that they exist and choose to share their lives with me.
I’m grateful for ipsy. That’s right, I said it. I’m grateful for a monthly service that has allowed me to try to products. These products are hit and miss but they make me feel beautiful. I’m grateful for the moments of bliss.
I’m grateful that I have an amazing job, an amazing boss and a future with a company that is wide open. My job is challenging and keeps me on my toes. My boss is a generous and gracious person, I’m grateful that we’ve become friends outside of work. The company I work for has grown each year and works to ensure that employees also grow.
I’m grateful for my Facebook friends. I’m not going to list the names of the people that, through the internet, have directly affected my life. They provided support, knowledge, laughs, love and empathy. I’m grateful to know such exceptional human beings.
I’m grateful that I can be grateful. I know that my life could have ended up so many different ways but the universe and my own willpower have lead me down this path instead.
What are you grateful for?