Gratitude List 13/03/2018
Today I am grateful for the positive cycle I am currently in. This is not always the case, there are many days where I am going in reverse, slipping into the defects that I am clinging onto. Why am I in a good space at the moment? Simple. I have let go and allowed my ‘self’ to be guided.
For my desire to improve as a person. A desire resulted from some sincere, humbling admissions.
For the positive effects my changes will have on those around me.
For honesty, open-mindedness and willingness. I’d be lost without them.
For the beauty that surrounds me. I just need to stop and take notice. Whether it be nature, people, art or love.
The courage to change (if possible) the cycle when my self-will has taken over or I’m met with one of life’s many obstacles.
The serenity to acceptance the things I cannot change.
The wisdom to know when to apply courage and when to apply acceptance. It feels like a fine line. I have faith that in time it will become clearer.
The time and effort I am currently willing to put in. I definitely get out what I put in.
All the inspiring and motivating literature. Whether it be books, quotes or blogs. They all add to my positivity – only if I take the time to read them.
The knowledge that the serenity I seek is within me.
Some simple daily suggestions that were given to me freely by someone who is also turning his life around.
The growing comfort (lack of awkwardness) I have when I pray or attempt to meditate. I spent 99% of my life not doing either so this was never going to be straightforward. But as I practice, as my humility grows, as I experience the subsequent serenity, it is getting better and I have faith it will continue to do so.