A couple of months ago, I wrote about gratitude for an entire month because I thought that there’s a lot to be grateful for. But the truth is, I couldn’t even cover a sliver of the things I am grateful for in my life right now. The people I choose to surround myself with, the people I idolize, everything I have, everything I want to be and more make me realize how truly grateful I am for them today.
There are layers to who we are as people, and for every layer, there is something that we’re grateful for in this moment. I have the habit of maintaining a gratitude journal, but right now, I’m at a loss for words because there is simply so much that I am thankful for in my life. I realize that there is a lot of bad in this world that we live in, so sometimes it’s just difficult to be positive and take a moment to acknowledge all the good. But I’ll try.
Mentally, I’m grateful for my peace of mind and clarity of thoughts. I’m grateful for the fact that I don’t have to curse myself for waking up in the morning. Especially these days, with almost everyone struggling to love themselves or find peace, I am glad that I can say that I am mentally in a healthy place and actually mean it. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the struggle that is dealing with mental health, and I have so much respect for those who battle it on a daily basis. I just mean that I am thankful for a sound mind.
Emotionally, I am glad that I am in a good place with the kind of relationships in my life right now. Things couldn’t be better as of this moment. I understand how important it is to cherish the people who would have your back without a second thought, and I am thankful that mine support me in every way they can for who I am and for who I want to be. So, if you have such people in your life, better appreciate them before it’s too late. Life is too unpredictable to put things like that off.
Physically, I am grateful for working towards being healthier. I had a wakeup call earlier this year when I realized that I had let my health slip away for way too long. I am glad that I know what works for me best. I am trying to eat healthier, while also not denying myself the things that I like. You know, I figured, if I do have to practice a healthy lifestyle, it’s better to take it slow. And I am practically glowing now, so I’m just surprised I didn’t do this sooner.
Career-wise, it’s been a little slow. But I am still very grateful for the direction I am headed in. Writing, as a career, is never easy. There is just way too much work to do. I have been writing on this blog every day for 190 days, today is the 191st. And I have realized that I strayed away from my niche for just a little while because I was still trying to find a door to where I wanted to go. But now that I am on the right track, nothing is stopping me.
All things considered, I am just grateful to be where I am right now, physically, mentally, emotionally— in whatever aspect of life I look at. Things aren’t fairytale picture-perfect, but what life is? I’m just hustling and having fun along the way and I am just thankful for all the love and support I’ve been getting lately! Whatever I have in life right now, I am happy with it, but that isn’t stopping me from working for better.
What are you grateful for today? Let me know in the comments below!
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