“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”...Brian Tracey
It isn't my intent to get all serious and preachy on you guys, and I considered a whole host of G words for today's post. Among the considered nominees....ghost (I'm pretty sure I have a pervy ghost in my new house), gross (my 65lb german shepherd mix has had diarrhea in the house today), gripe (but then who wants to hear me do that?), galleon (there's a new Pirates movie coming out this summer, did you hear?), gastric bypass (weight loss surgery - but really that's nasty and who wants to hear about that?), gleek (that would be what I am because I love Glee!...) you see where this was all going. Nothing particularly substantial.
I am a firm believer in gratitude. Being thankful for what we have is the cornerstone of happiness. Forward thinking is good, but appreciation for what is already in our hands must not be overlooked. If we cannot appreciate the things in life that we already have and feel positively about them then why should we expect to get more of anything.
I try to list the thinks that I am grateful for every day....okay most days when I remember. I'm not only grateful for the big things, I try to be grateful for the small stuff as well. I'm grateful for the home in which I live (possible pervy ghost and all), I'm grateful for my Darling Husband and for my kids (when I don't want to kill them), I'm grateful for the love that I feel every day for multiple sources, I'm grateful when I don't step on a lego or matchbox car on my way to the bathroom in the dark.
So since I'm so grateful for everything that I have in my life already the Universe can hurry on up with giving me more stuff to be grateful for. I appreciate what I have so naturally I would appreciate more stuff more. Makes perfect sense.
What are you grateful for?