Welp! I already failed at this new project of writing a post on gratitude every Sunday. To be fair, I had a busy day yesterday and it simply just didn’t cross my mind. But I’m at work right now on my lunch break, and it hit me that I didn’t post yesterday for The Gratitude Journals! Better late than never, right?
Mondays are great days to spend time meditating on all that I have to grateful for, too! It’ll help me start off my week in the mindset that I desire, and it will bring forth more positivity and light throughout the next 7 days undoubtedly. So here goes it.
Today I am feeling incredibly thankful for my health and the health of my family. I was having dinner with a friend and his family last night, and his parents were asking about how my family was doing – in particular, how the older members of my family were doing health-wise. I replied with the habitual “good, good”, but it really did get me thinking about how blessed I am that my health is in good condition, and that my family isn’t facing any major complications.
That isn’t to say that everything is perfect. My mother is disabled and struggles quite a bit, as well as other people that are close to me. But nobody is facing a life-threatening disease and nobody has cancer. Thank God.
It’s easy to focus on how those I love are struggling. Because, to be frank, there are quite a few people in my life that are struggling right now. But as I sat with my thoughts last night after dinner, I realized that the only way to bring forth healing for myself and those I love is to focus my energy on all that is good. And there really is so much that is good.
So thank you God for all that is right and well. Thank you for my health, and the health of those around me. Although not everything is ideal by any means, my family is alive and I am alive, and I am beyond grateful for everyday that I get to share with them. Despite the pain I’ve witnessed growing up, it has brought me closer to Love and to You. And for that, I have something to eternally celebrate.