So often, our lives on social media look perfect.
I’m here to tell you mine certainly isn’t.
Today I felt inspired to share some reality AND kick off a 30-day gratitude journey. And, I invite you to join me.
I will be posting one thing I’m grateful for every day, for the next 30 days. I was inspired to do this on today’s run as I was reflecting back on all the challenges I’ve faced in the past year and at the same time all I have to be grateful for.
First, some of the challenges lest you think I live a perfect life! ;-)
These are not meant to garner sympathy, but rather to show that I’m no different from you. I have struggles, too.
In the past year…
- I stepped away from the industry I called “home” for the past 7 years
- I let go of my business (as I knew it) because it no longer felt good and have spent a lot of time wondering what’s next?
- I let go of most of my income.
- I lost my dog Maverick, my furry best friend of nearly 13 years.
- I’ve dealt long-distance with my daughter’s health issues (as a mom it’s really HARD not to be there when they’re sick, even when they’re adults).
- I’ve dealt with struggles with my son.
- I’ve dealt with struggles in my marriage (yes, even though we’ve been married 30+ years and we’re soul mates, we’re human and it’s not perfect!)
- I’ve watched my dad suffer through 4-way bypass and heart valve surgery, and embark on a difficult recovery.
Despite ALL of that I have much to be grateful for.
Here’s what I’m grateful for today:
- All green lights on this morning’s run (and no traffic at the one red light!)
- My new puppy, Hope
- My husband’s support of me during this time of career transition
- My husband’s job which enables him to support our family financially while I figure out what’s next for me
- The money I socked away in savings the last few years that’s giving me the freedom to wait for what’s next
- The simple yet very fulfilling life we’ve created that enables us to live comfortably on one salary
- My friend Scout, who was the catalyst for a spontaneous and healing trip to Zion National Park to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday & Mother’s Day
- My mom’s health and ability to care for my dad
- My free schedule so I can be there for my mom, dad, son, husband, daughter, and puppy
What are you grateful for?
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