Gratitude List 14/05/2019: Face-to-face

Gratitude List 14/05/2019

Whether I was face-to-face with family, friends, colleagues or the man sitting across from me on the tube, nobody had the faintest idea what I was going through. I had become an expert in hiding my feelings and emotions. Nobody truly knew me (including myself) and therefore quite naturally I suffered alone. Nowadays, belonging to a fellowship has taught me how to be honest, open, genuine and if need be vulnerable.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘everything’s okay’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘I’m happy’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘I’ve had a good day’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘nothing’s wrong’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘I can handle it’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘I have no worries’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘life is great’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear my ‘I’ve got it under control’ mask.

Today I am grateful I don’t have to wear any masks to get through my day. I am proud of who I am. Today, my face is more often than not, a good indication as to how I feel inside. If I look happy I am. If I’m not feeling great, I have the courage to wear it.

Gratitude List 08/05/2019: Hard truths

Gratitude List 08/05/2019

Despite the surge of judgement, self-pity, self-centeredness, resentment, anger and arrogance….

Today I am grateful I am able to hear some hard truths.

Today I am grateful for another’s courage to deliver them.

Today I am grateful for honesty.

Today I am grateful I can quickly park any ill feelings.

Today I am grateful for big servings of humble pie.

Today I am grateful for another lesson learnt.

Today I am grateful I know how to deal with arising fears.

Today I am grateful for guidance and strength.

Today I am grateful for the guided plan.

Today I am grateful for doing what is right today and only today.