If there is one thing I always try to leave people with - it's my gratitude. I may not always seem like I am having a great time, or that I am overly friendly, or whatever the case may be... but if you show me even an ounce of kindness or inspired me in some way... I always show my gratitude.
I do think it is the one thing... the most important thing.. a person can share with another. It IS good spirituality.
During the month of November, friends typically list out their top 20+
"I'm thankful for" items as their FB/Instagram/Twitter posts. I love reading these, just seeing what people truly value in life.
I know you often read about my struggles in Destination Unknown. They are real, but they are not terrible. I have stumbled, fallen, tripped a few more times - only to rise above stronger than ever.
And I am grateful. PLUS... I see the blessings.
It's funny how after I lost all of those things I clung to so hard, did I realize I had the power to return to my center of peace. I feel so much love from the people in my life right now. My friends that I talk to every day, they always seem to find a way to leave me with an encouraging word. Those that tend to push buttons or poke a little too hard... I have chosen to distance myself, just until the dust settles a little bit more and I feel like I can handle it.
Even at work, things sort of have fallen back into place. The vibe is really conducive to good work and that is exactly what I strive for. At home, I could not be happier. Having one of my absolute best friends, who is super kind and compassionate, around all of the time is so good for my soul. We have picked up where we left off in Birmingham and not a day goes by that I am not incredibly grateful.
Though I might not have a life partner right now, it is hopeful to remember that someone.. out there right now... is wandering this Earth... and eventually we will cross paths. It will click, and all will be as it should. Only then will I understand why it never really worked out with anyone else. ;-)
No... life is far from perfect (if you look at society's terms,) but I am happy. That fog of despair has dissipated, I see the good again, and I have a full and robust future awaiting me.
We all do.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward