The Importance of Gratitude

It is so easy to just give in to our stress and feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. I've been feeling really stressed lately due to a new job. I want to do my best work always and I push myself harder than anyone else. I feel that if I don't do a perfect job, then I will be replaced. That is fear talking! I have to keep reminding myself of what is truly important to me in life. I don't know how long I'll live but I'd like to live by my values as much as I can. This universe is vast and full of wonder, why bother sweating the small stuff? This is where gratitude comes into play.

Gratitude helps me appreciate what I do have in life, my achievements, the lessons I've learned and where I'm going. Sometimes I feel broken and empty but when I exercise gratitude I feel like love is hugging me and I don't feel bad anymore. I don't feel so scared. The thousand miles I've walked alone suddenly fill up with roses and sunny days. Gratitude is like a reset button. It gives you the opportunity to rewrite your story to your liking. You can leave the ugly out and shine a light on the beautiful. 

About 11 months ago I met the love of my life. We've had arguments here and there but gratitude allows me to see that love is my priority. Before I found love, I was wandering alone in this world. Not only because I didn't have him but also because I wasn't loving myself. When he brought down my wall he also made me realize that I need to love myself too. I am grateful everyday for having my greatest love, my boyfriend and myself. I used to focus on only money and security because I felt afraid and wounded. Now I feel alive. 

What Am I Grateful for Today?

Love, health, freedom, food, compassion, a job that allows me to pay for my independence, self-awareness, and you :-)

What are you grateful for today?

With Love, Dania