I started journaling around five years ago. At that time, I was unemployed, depressed, and lost. I had no idea what I was going to do next or what I wanted to do. Make money seemed like a good idea, but who just wants to work for money? I knew I wanted more than just a job, but when you have zero, starting with income somewhere anywhere seems like a priority.Read more...
One of my coaches challenged me to create a list of ten things I'm grateful for every day. Gratitude is such a powerful practice that can shift the mind and heart into both a place of contentment, into being present. I have been out of touch with my own presence within my body. I have had a habit of residing inside my mind, in past and future space.
Sometimes, it has been difficult to simply be here.
But I am here, and I choose to be grateful for my space, the where I've been, and where I am. Where I will. But first, here.
I am grateful:
1. for quiet evenings in my living room with my mother watching nostalgic and ridiculous television. 2. a kitchen full of food. 3. a warm furnished home. 4. the luxury of electricity. 5. the community found in social media and the connections that would never be made otherwise. 6. Daddy's old Ford truck with a tricky accelerator. 7. money in the bank to cover eye doctor appointments. 8. my breath in my lungs. 9. my sight as I watch my nephews grow into little men. 10. tears.