Today I am grateful that my Mum and Dad always made us say grace when we were young. We used to say “For what we are about to recieve may the Lord make us truly thankful for Christ’s sake, Amen.” We do not say grace in our household but I think grace was a very good way of stopping,appreciating and being grateful about the food we ate and who we were sharing it with. I think it is time to revisit this lovely ritual at our dinner table – not with grace but something that makes the family reconnect and appreciate how lucky we are.
Today I am grateful that I am starting a month of no alcohol and no coffee. I dont know how I will go but I am looking forward to how well I will feel after probably 12 days ( before then I will probably be pretty grumpy and have a headache!).
Today I am grateful that I have been writing thank you cards today. I have tried to write these in previous months but found writing very hard. Today I have written more thank yous in one day than I managed to write in the last seven months!
Today I am grateful that I can do up my bra! My frozen shoulder has restricted my movement in the last four months and it has been very difficult to do up my bra the normal way. In the last few weeks the range of movement in my arm has increased and I am able to put my left arm behind my back. This is very exciting news for me.
Today I am grateful that I am sleeping so well at night. I have had many times in my life that I sleep incredibly badly so I am grateful anytime I have a good nights sleep.
Today I am grateful for Melli O’Brien from Mrs Mindfullness . She included in her regular email today a beautiful quote :
One of the most satisfying feelings I know – and also one of the most growth-promoting experiences for the other person – comes from my appreciating this individual in the same way that I appreciate a sunset. People are just wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be. In fact, perhaps the reason we can truly appreciate a sunset is that we cannot control it. When I look at a sunset as I did the other evening, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color.” I don’t do that. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
— Carl Rogers
I am grateful for this beautiful quote and will work hard today on appreciating people in my life just the way they are.