Today I choose

There are some days I look at my life and I am content. It’s not perfect, I’m not perfect — far from it. And you know what…I’m cool with that. Life is good. I have love. I’m working hard towards my goals.

I wake up grateful to be in the land of the living and happy for another opportunity to try. And while this does not happen every.single.day. When it does…there is no other feeling quite like it. Contentment is enoughness on 100! I am enough.

I’m grateful for the two grandmothers I had to the opportunity to interact with over the weekend. They were both happy to share stories of their grand-babies who really lit up their world. I was thoroughly entertained as they shared the antics of their legacies.

I’m grateful for the little Light that is glowing in my own family. So much love abounds through and for that Light.

I’m grateful for my uncle. He has shown us all how to truly live at 74 years young. I tell him every opportunity I get just how much I appreciate him and his impact on my life. At 74, he is showing men more than half his age how to truly live in and enjoy each moment.

I’m grateful for my family – this stone cold pack of weirdos who taught me how to belly laugh…especially at myself. If you haven’t acquired this skill you will not survive with us or the wider world. Learn to laugh. Hard. Loud. From ya belly! And learn to laugh at yourself.

I am grateful that I have learned how prioritize my self-care. It is okay to say no sometimes. It’s okay to not have every minute of the day filled with something to do. Learning how and when to say NO has dramatically changed how I treat myself and how I spend my time. I don’t attach so much significance to “busyness” anymore.

I am so happy today, as I reflect on the people who share this journey with me. And I am especially grateful for you…because you choose to share my world and that is something I hope to never take for granted. You are one of the universe’s special gifts to me and I am grateful.

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~ Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and I have adopted the practice and it has really changed my life in positive ways.

I hope that by continuing to pay attention to these little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the day and well into the week ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire.

Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…what are you grateful today? What made you smile? Feel free to share below!

This week has been all about playing catch-up. I have been trying to catch up on sleep, on reading – I only just realized that I subscribe to A LOT of blogs and how many of you post consistently, and just my life in general…work has been a distant 4th. Ugh! Adjusting has taken more time than I expected but it’s been really great so far.

As far as this blog – I have so many experiences and photos to share. I have been working on a few posts which should start appearing soon. Until then I will say that the best way to sum up my vacation 2013 is Lost in the right direction!