November 1

GRATITUDE MONTH: DAY 1: “Wonder is a state of mind in which… nothing is taken for granted… Each thing is a surprise, being is unbelievable. We are amazed at seeing anything at all; amazed not only at particular values and things but at the unexpectedness of being as such, at the fact that there is being at all.”-Abraham Joshua Heschel

I have learned, over years and years of practicing an active Gratitude writing journal each day, that I am more and more present to every day miracles. I see and notice every tiny detail of life around me. That is the benefit and reward of my ongoing work here, along with the shift in Happiness that I get to live in. I am so excited this morning to do my first Gratitude post for 2019. I am minutes away from seeing a young man who is getting out of long-term confinement this morning also. What a great way to start this rather chilly November morning!

I am in continual wonder and awe at the life I get to live. I want to always stay in that place, for it is the gift of Universal Power that I am there. I never, ever want to become blasé or jaded to life. It is so very creative and amazing that I want to view every moment as it is…brand new and wonderful. And KNOW, in my very deepest place of knowing, my heart…that I have done absolutely NOTHING to earn, merit, deserve, create or any single moment of any of it.

It is ALL Grace, an unearned gift, from the most generous Creator. And I love all of that! I cannot begin to express the depth of my joy and love and gratitude for the beautiful life I get to live today. This minute, this chiming of my magical clock in the other room at 7:00 am on November 1, 2019. I know that there will not be another moment like this one. And I am so terribly excited to see what each moment I have left is going to bring to me!

Grateful does not begin to express this feeling. My Tigger energy is pumping, and I am going to run out and play in this beautiful morning in my spectacular gardens, hanging out with my Asshole cat, whom I dearly treasure and love. What a great moment to be alive and present to life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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