The One About Gratitude

Today was one of those days that even if I’d had a crystal ball to look into beforehand, I almost certainly still wouldn’t have believed that it would unfold the way that it did. I hate when people write publicly on the internet but they’re cryptic but let’s be real – only like 4 people max are reading this and I’m writing to remember above any and everything else.

I try to practice staying in a space of gratitude as much as I can. I keep a gratitude journal, I practice positive affirmations, I try to always remember to say I appreciate – because these things are important to me. This has helped me (try!) to stay focused on creating a life that is surrounded by people who make me feel as if the ways in which I show up are enough. This, as I am sure the four of you can imagine – is often easier said than done but nevertheless – ya girl persisted.

Today – my friend showed up in a way that made me stop what I was doing, listen and then cry in gratitude (a lot). It has been a friendship that has had peaks, valleys and all of the terrain in-between but it is valuable and important to me and today my friend really outdid themselves. BIG TIME. For me – letting people show up is hard. It pushes up against the part of me that gets nervous about being vulnerable or tipping the friendship scales too much in the other direction. But today I stopped myself from undoing this massive kindness and just said thank you.

I don’t want to forget today. The bright moments were breathlessly lovely and I will go to bed tonight with a full heart and for that I am thankful.