Good morning! Let’s talk gratitude! Lately, I’ve been so busy with work, and participating in ecourses, and art and it’s been fantastic. A few days ago I repainted my bathroom and since then I’ve been filled with all sorts of creative energies. Life has been good, fantastic even. I have had so many things to be thankful. I don’t know if I can even begin to list them.
A few days ago, just after waking up, I felt a huge wave of gratitude wash over me. It’s been about two weeks now since I woke up with intense, overwhelming feelings of anxiety. I’ve worked hard to overcome the issues that were causing those feelings and I am so proud of me.
It was so nice to wake up and realize that I felt joy for what was to come instead of dread.
It is easy to be proud of others for their accomplishments, to admire them for what they’ve lived through and for what they do. What about yourself? What things should you be proud of? I am so proud right now of you and of me. I am so grateful that I had the support to work through the gunk and come out the other side whole and happy.
I’ve been feeling a little alone lately. I was confiding in a friend and he really helped me to see how silly I was being. He told me that if the people in my life are making me feel like an idiot, and making me feel bad about myself, then they don’t belong in my life because I have friends that do love me, and do lift me up. He was so right.
I have tons of friends, I have more friends than I can count on my fingers and toes. It’s just a matter of seeing it. I’m grateful for the reminder. Not a day passes that I don’t get told that I am loved/adored/appreciated. I have such a wonderful support system. Yes, the majority of that is online, but that doesn’t make it irrelevant. It is still powerful, still amazing, and such a huge part of who I am blossoming into. For some reason, I was giving them less consideration than I was the people that I know in person. What a silly Dominee I was being.
Online friendships can be just as nourishing (if not more so) as offline ones.
Just because I don’t have their physical presence doesn’t mean I should be any less grateful for the support I get. I’m tearing up right now because I am so happy. I can’t remember a time in my life when I felt more like I belonged. We have such a wonderful online tribe of women in my SoulSisterhood to thank for the majority of that. I have been introduced to, and become friends with, so many great, beautiful, amazing women. Holy Wow!
I am grateful for my life and all of the circumstances surrounding it. I am braver than I thought I could be, more beautiful than I’ve ever given myself credit for, and more loved than I ever thought possible. So this is my little ‘Thank You’ note to the Universe. Keep the awesomeness coming, please!
Don’t forget to check out my workbook Epic Gratitude!