Gratitude is a part of my daily life. I am grateful for the small moments. The ones that may seem insignificant to others, but to me they mean everything.
A warm cup of tea.
The way the sun glistens off my windshield.
My favorite radio program playing in my car on the way to work.
A kiss goodbye as he still slumbers in dream land.
These every day moments are precious. They fill my heart with love and joy but only because I stop to appreciate them. It could be easy to just keep going. To never take the time to think about and savor how much they fill me up. Our lives are filled with moments, and there is always something lurking around the corner. But I choose to slow down. I choose to pause, reflect, say thank you.
It is important to acknowledge the beauty and grace around you. To not just let it slip through your fingers un noticed. When you savor the small moments you have the opportunity to tuck them into the memory bank of your heart. It is inside there they flourish and grow, feeding your soul and encouraging you to keep looking out for the precious beautiful moments.
Life fly's by in a blink of an eye. If we don't slow down and recognize how deeply amazing it is, we may just miss it. In this moment right now I am grateful for the way the sun is shining through the porch door. For the warm weather and the way my body carried me through a five mile fun this morning. I am grateful to be right here on my couch, spilling these words onto the page. My small apartment engulfs me with love and I feel it. I know I will miss this place when we move on. I try not to take this moment for granted. This simple moment of peace and quiet where it is just me, the sunshine, and the sound of the keys typing out these words. It may not look like much to anyone, but to me it is everything.
How about you? What are you grateful for in this moment right here? I would love to here you share your gratitude in the comments. When we speak our words of gratitude out loud we reinforce how much it means to us. What a divine practice. Never stop pausing to say thank you.