This week has found me extremely anxious about some very real complexities in my life. It is at times like these that I realize my supreme source of comfort extends beyond the realm of the Human, but more toward the realm of the Divine. The principle of gratitude continues to be a soothing mainstay for me. Whenever I take stock of the blessings in my life, I feel reassured. This is what I am thankful for this week:
Life - Regardless of what kind of day I'm having, there are so many things in life to enjoy, including the simple act of waking up and continuing to breathe.
Grandchildren - Here is an inexplicable love, so unlike any other. They make me laugh really hard. They say exactly what's on their mind. And sometimes they say, "I wuv you" without really knowing what that means.
Books - Cheez! I am such a bookworm - sometimes sneaking in chapters between other tasks throughout the day. Yes, it's true that I sometimes read on the run, but what better way to forget about your troubles than escaping through a book? It's better than escaping through a bottle...............(I wouldn't fit into a bottle, anyway).
Food - On Wednesday, I made one of my speciality dishes, Tahitian Chicken, a stir-fry consisting of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, red bell peppers, onions, broccoli, pineapple chunks and Catalina dressing, all served over brown rice. This is healthy, comfort food that can be prepared in small portions. Totally delicious, served with peach tea Crystal Lite.
Work - When I'm feeling down, I become a workacholic. I am thankful for having the energy to do my art, clean my place, go to the grocery store, do my laundry and answer my phone calls.
Humor - Thankfully, there is a variety of humor to lighten any given moment of a day, whether you're alone or with others. I love to make others laugh and love to have my funny tickled, as well.
Pets - I am so thankful for my cat, Lucy. No one would believe that when I'm putting on lipstick and mascara to go out, this cat jumps on the toilet seat so that I can put some on her, too. Sometimes, she actually stands very still on her two hind legs while I pretend by rubbing each tube across her eyebrows.
Being grateful comes to me by remembering to focus on what I already have. I hope this works for you, too. Anyhow, these are the things I'm grateful for this week. What are you grateful for this week?