A Grateful Heart

in #steempress3 years ago (edited)

As I stretched out in my warm bed shaking the sleep from my head on the first day of my vacation, I began contemplating all the multitude of things I have to be grateful for. As we approach the holiday season, it is not only a time to hustle and bustle meeting all the obligations that arise during this season, but is a time also to pause and reflect upon all the abundance we have and for the opportunities given to us.

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I am the first to admit that far too often I take for granted the precious things in my life and I want to sincerely work towards maintaining a more grateful heart. Not just during the holiday season, but year round as well. There are so many simple things I take as fact, as a certainty, that many people struggle with on a daily basis. Such as running water, clean food, a job, and on and on. It is truly sad when I begin to lose grasp of how much of a blessing each of these things are. Just about any "bad day" in a first-world society can be seen from the perspective of a blessing. For instance, having a flat tire is just reminder that millions of people have to walk everywhere they go. The power going out during a storm is a gentle nudge of the amazing gift that electricity can be. I'm not preaching at anyone, this is 100% pointed at me and sometimes "me" is who I need speaking to me.....lol.

I truly hope everyone has a beautiful holiday season and that we all slow down enough to let that grateful heart beat strong!!! What are you grateful for????

Cross posted on my Weku account as well.


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All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter,
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
-Tolkien

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Very well said, and I totally feel the same - sometimes I think we all get obsessed with "the grass is always greener" and lose sight of the fact some have no grass at all.

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Always good to reflect my man. Hope your holidays are awesome too! As for being grateful for? Definitely the love I have from all my families. The princesses and immediate blood ties and to my fam here on the chain. All have been a major part of my year.

Love this! I'm grateful for so much, including getting to meet you earlier this year! Big hugs, and brightest blessings. :)