Gratitude List 13/12/2018
Last night I was blessed to have been present (in more ways than one) at my daughter’s Christmas show. There were countless events in the past I either missed through an absent body or an absent mind. Today I am grateful for being ‘present’ during these absolutely priceless moments.
By being present I smiled throughout and was aware of it. I also saw the smiles on other’s faces.
By being present my mind didn’t wander once towards fear, resentment or dishonesty.
By being present I could hear my daughter’s voice as she sang ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’ with two others.
By being present I could sense she was nervous, so gave her a gesture of encouragement and mouthed to her that I love her.
By being present I can remember exactly what she looked like, what she was wearing and how she had her hair.
By being present I wasn’t distracted and didn’t look at my phone once.
By being present I was overcome with love and pride.
By being present I was happy and serene. I was enjoying life.
By being present the memory is fixed in my mind. I can close my eyes now and feel what I was feeling, see what I was seeing, hear what I was hearing.