Today’s been pretty rough. I forced myself to get some things done, but my mind is distraught thinking through what I need to figure out in the coming weeks and months.
At the Grand Meetup I learned one of my colleagues had a “thankfulness” practice in lieu of meditation. I thought I’d give that a try.
Thankful for my wife. She let me get out of the house tonight and clear my head even though it means more work for her, watching the baby by herself.
Thankful for my company and my colleagues. They understand that not everyday is our best, and growth over time is what’s most important. I’m in a marathon, not a sprint.
Thankful for my blessed life. Medical bills are annoying to pay and manage, but I only have them be cause we needed professional help and we received it. Home repairs are expensive and inconvenient, but we have a luxurious, affordable house where most on earth would be happy with far less.
I can’t remember the last time I needed food and couldn’t eat, when I needed sleep but hadn’t the time, or when I was ill and couldn’t rest. Those alone are enough to be thankful for.
With all this to be thankful for, surely I can wake up tomorrow and find my way through another day just as well as the next person.