I stepped outside the other day, it was just as the sun was rising. I watched my dog run off in our tiny backyard. The air was crisp, all I could see we’re the trees beyond my fence. It was quiet. I just stood there breathing. The sky was painted a pink and it was a beautiful sight to behold.
Then I began to think about my many blessings. I thought about my family, how truly beautiful they are inside and out. I thought about how my husband, daughter, and dog give me so much life. I thought about my friends and how wonderful it is to have so many varying personalities surround me, offering me such a richness. The colleagues at work, beautifully spirited and full of personality, I can always count on a good laugh from them. I thought about the work I do and how honored I am that my clients honor me by allowing me to be a part of their journey in life.
I sat back and just took in all the abundance I have in love and life. I had a teary moment (I think by now we know I make my own words) and had to laugh at myself. Chewie (my fur baby) came running back to me, jumped in my arms, and licked my chin. I walked to my car and just thought, this life is good!
Now of course, I know life is not perfect. I’ve had my own struggles, but over and over I rebound. I get knocked down by life’s challenge but they’ve not kept me down. It may have taken days, weeks, months, or years but I get back up. I see that no matter what is going on, I am surrounded by so much love, so many blessings. I have more reasons to get up then to stay down!
I’ve definitely had reasons to sulk, too tired to push through, but my spirit won’t let me settle. I’ve had days where the bad out weighed the good, yet here I am, still going. Now I can say the good is overwhelming, more powerful than the bad.
When your down and out, find a blessing. It could be the bird that chirps outside your window. The dog that wakes you up in the morning with kisses. The family that reminds you why you get up in the morning. The work that you do, that can make the small difference in someone’s life. That your presence, alone, gives someone, or something purpose. There is a blessing out there, no matter how big or how small. Find that small pearl, hold it to your heart, and push through!
I’ve got faith in you…you can do it!
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