“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity…” Melody Beattie
A month ago, I signed up to join a group of bloggers eager to spend the month of May writing on the subject of gratitude. I was looking forward to it as a way to get back to my love for blogging. In case you haven’t noticed, my blogging has been sporadic at best … and silent for stretches of time. It would be easy to blame good old Writer’s Block but that would be untrue.
I’ve written daily in my silence and written drafts that remain unpublished. The culprit is health and life’s demands. When we are faced with such challenges, everything stops and what truly matters steps forward. For me, family, friends, faith, wellness are far more important than a laundry list of How to Blog… when/why/what. With this has come acceptance. We can’t move forward until we accept what is and make peace with it. How does acceptance play out in your life?
“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” George Orwell
Gratitude: “…It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
My heart was/remains in the right place but my body and life’s demands have had other plans. I’ve traveled the emotional spectrum on how I feel about this matter; especially because I was looking forward to blogging on a topic close to my heart – GRATITUDE. I’ve decided to post my musings on the topic for the entire month. Feel free to reach forward and read the rest. Thank you!
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: When life’s challenges leave us feeling empty, lets dig deeper for the good… it’s there, and ready to lift us up.