Today I am grateful I am passionate about being the best possible version of myself. I am grateful that I work hard to eat well, exercise when possible ( this is not happening at the moment because of the bits I had cut out of me last week)and I try and get enough sleep. I try and meditate regularly and I try and do other things like sing and read .
Today I am grateful I am passionate about enjoying life. I love food and wine and travel. I eat amazing food and drink sensational champagne and wine. I love going to beautiful places and am privileged to be married to a man who has a love of travel too.
Today I am grateful I am passionate about a strong marriage. I believe to have a happy family I need to have a happy marriage. David and I have worked really hard on this over the 22 years we have been together. It has been really hard sometimes but it has been worth it.
Today I am grateful I am passionate about my family. I love my children, I am very proud of them and I also like them as people. I love spending time with them and I am very glad I have been given the opportunity to be a stay at home mum.
Today I am grateful I am passionate about having a beautiful home. I know it sends my family crazy but I work hard to have it beautiful and clean and tidy and a pleasure for them all to come home too.
Today I am grateful I am passionate about who I am. I have been a nurse which I have loved. I am now studying to be a counsellor. Before the accident I hoped I would use my Counselling qualification to work in Palliative Care and I was adamant I was going to work in a paid capacity. Now I am not so sure. I have been so overwhelmed by the care we have been given by our community. I feel I have some sort of role to connect and nurture our community in some way. I think I will be happy to do this as a volunteer or to be paid. I am looking forward to what will unfold over the next twelve months.
Today I am grateful that I am passionate about our community. I believe humans are amazing. I believe the world is full of incredibly good people and I believe most of us want the world to be a better place. I will continue to hope this is possible and I will continue to hope that this can be done in a peaceful way. Some may say I am unrealistic but I will continue to believe the right way to have a better world is to stand up for a peaceful way.
Today I am grateful I am passionate about being happy. Like all the other things I am passionate about this is also something I choose to do and I practice. I have days when I am not the best version of myself and I eat rubbish, stay up late and don’t have time to read or sing. I have days where I eat too much rich food and drink too much champagne and feel like crap. I have days when I want to drop my husband and children in the ocean! I have days when I have an extremely untidy house and I want to stay in bed all day. I have days when I have no idea what I want to use my Counselling qualification for and even if I want to use it at all. I have days when I am overwhelmed by the fear that terrorism is creating in the world. I refuse to let all these feeling last so each day I get up I and choose to focus on making better choices and I choose the positive way of looking at life. For this I am grateful.