Life is Sweet
This past week has been one of my “best weeks ever.” I’m not sharing that to gloat or be prideful. But I want to note that life is sweet, right now, in this moment. I’m sharing that because I am aware of it. So let me write that again. Life is sweet. Each morning as I journal, I’ve been writing about my gratitude for the current unfolding of my life. And that feels so good. It feels so good because I’m also acutely aware that I most often journal about what’s NOT going well, about my worries, the anxieties that wake me up and keep me up in the middle of the night. I’m aware of my journaling being replete with conversations with the Universe. Conversations in which I’m making pleas and requests for this and that. I do also give thanks to the Universe each day in my journal, but the shift to expressing much more gratitude than usual was noticeable.
Part of the “best week ever” involved a number of positive developments on the work front. And although I’m moving away (at least trying very hard to) from a laser-focus on accomplishments, having success at work does feel validating — especially really big accomplishments that I’ve worked toward for four years! Yet more than those successes at work, I’ve grown more and more aware of just how good and full my life is. My partner and I have a solid relationship. I am healthy and feeling strong after the health crisis of my life. We both have jobs. Jobs that we like and jobs that feel (for the most part) pretty secure in this harsh economic climate. We have a rambunctious and affectionate
son dog who fills us with joy. We have a lovely house and can make the mortgage payment without struggle. Dear friends fill our lives with connection. Photography and music provide us with passionate creativity. And frequent travel feeds my soul.
So yeah, life is sweet. And it feels good and right to not miss this moment.
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