November 24th, 2011
I am thankful for a healthy body that seldom lets me down and keeps me going.
I am thankful for my family. Always supporting everything step that I have taken. I never feel alone because I will always have them, standing next to me, helping me fight my battles if I need them to.
I am thankful for my husband who is my teacher and best friend who has given me a fulfilling marriage over the last 2 years. Finding someone you can connect to on so many levels is not easy, and for that I am ever so grateful.
I am thankful for my friends. A growing number of people who I can cry to about anything and everything and who never judge me for the stupidest things I do, or outrageous things I say. Forgiving me for my misjudgements and letting me make my mistakes, but never turning around and saying “I told you so..”.
I am thankful for my work and the people I work with. For giving me respect, a sense of belonging and achievement and for teaching me skills that I can apply to every aspect of my life.
I am thankful for my quiet time, with just me and my breathe. The rise and fall of my belly, reminding me that that is the pattern of life as well. After every fall, there will be a rise and intense attachment to either the rise or the fall is meaningless.
I am thankful for my weaknesses, that I continue to work on, that remind me that life is not lived in cruise control mode and you have to constantly be working on yourself to keep getting further.
I am thankful for my fears, that somehow seem to grow as I grow older. Giving me a sense of freedom, a sense of liberty when I gather my courage to throw them to the wind. Without having them in the first place, I will not be able to feel my own power when I finally let them go.
I am thankful for every hardship that I have faced this year which has helped me mold myself to try to become a slightly better person. I am not perfect in any way, and I have knowingly and unknowingly hurt others. But after every such episode, professionally or personally, I have been able to retrospect and see the bigger picture and remember my mistakes, bad habits. It’s difficult to work on them, but I am thankful for the sensibility to understand that I need to.
I am thankful for my intense emotions, reminding me on a daily basis that I am alive and of the devils I need to keep fighting to achieve the zen I want.
I am thankful for my dreams. Of peace, love and abundance. They give me a reason to get out of bed and make small changes on a daily basis to fulfill my dreams.
I am thankful for this life, with its good and bad. For this body, with its good and bad. For this brain, with its good and bad and for this heart, with its good and bad.