Gratitude List 13/02/2019: My day has started

Gratitude List 13/02/2019

Today I am grateful to get up at the crack of dawn. To make the most of today. Once this day has gone it’ll be gone forever.

Today I am grateful I have started my day well. I am in the process of beginning my day as suggested. I intend for my day to continue in the same way.

Today I am grateful to hear the early bird songs, see the dawning sky and feel the cold crisp air.

Today I am grateful I left my home with a smile on my face and an abundance of love.

Today I am grateful I am on my way to meet a good friend, to unite and to pass on the same message that saved my own.

Today I am grateful for the job I will go to afterwards. For the income that provides me with shelter, food and security.

Today I am grateful for the prepared lunch I have in my bag. Its healthy, plentiful and cheap.

Today I am grateful for the half hour break I will have by myself. Probably the only opportunity I’ll have. I intend to fill it with something that’s good for me.

Today I am grateful I am then collecting my children. I don’t get to see them as often as I’d like but I am truly blessed to see them at all.

Today I am grateful I am looking forward to finding out about my children’s day, helping them with their work, sitting at the dinner table together, and reading to my daughter at bed time.

Today I am grateful for the tools I have gained which will enable me to deal with my day, especially when it doesn’t go to plan. Through my spiritual connection I feel powerful today.

Today I am grateful to be alive.

Gratitude List 12/02/2019: A new life part 2

Gratitude List 12/02/2019

Further to my list yesterday (Fear Less), another big difference between my old life and my new is the level of resentment I have to endure. Again, I am no saint, but when I see resentment in another’s eyes, because of my own experience I can feel their pain. I can feel their suffering, it’s crippling. I’m very grateful I am learning how to deal with resentments – both past and present.

Today I am grateful I no longer resent those who have caused me harm in the past. This was a heavy burden.

Today I am grateful I can better deal with resentments when they arise in my life.

Today I am grateful I rarely resent myself. This was a daily occasion.

Today I am grateful I no longer resent my past.

Today I am grateful I no longer resent the concept of higher powers, God, religion or spirituality.

Today I am grateful for the knowledge that I am the one who suffers if I hold a resentment.

Today I am grateful to know forgiveness is often the answer.

Gratitude List 09/02/2019: Appreciate

Gratitude List 09/02/2019

What this picture doesn’t show is the young female who moments ago had her arm deep inside the bin only to pull out an empty coffee cup that somebody just discarded. I can only assume it was to beg with as she then joined a young male sitting on the drenched pavement.

What it also doesn’t show is me sitting in a warm and dry coffee shop, still with my thick, waterproof coat on, eating something I really don’t need to be eating.

Today I am grateful I realise how lucky I am and for how much I appreciate what I have.

Today I am grateful that buying them something warm to eat wasn’t an after thought.

Today I am grateful I had a desire to invite them in and get what they wanted so they could sit in the dry. I didn’t, but the thought was there.

Today I am grateful for the few words we shared together. Human being to human being.

Today I am grateful for then meeting an amazing fellow at the tube station across the road. Such a lovely guy.

Today I am grateful the rucksack he was wearing reminded me I’d left my own at the coffee shop.

Today I am grateful for the man who indicated he put my bag behind the counter. There was a lot of important and personal belongings inside.

Today I am grateful for karma.