Can I just say how much I love each and every one of you? My life is truly blessed because of the people in it and the love and support that I feel. There is nothing extraordinary about my life and the majority of the world will never know a lot about it or even care but my life is extraordinary nonetheless. Some of the things that I am blessed with are: my family, my faith, my health, my friends, my loves, my life, the nature around me and many more.
I hope each and everyone of you are able to take a moment and really see just how extraordinary your lives are as well.
Here are 5 quotes to guide you as you take a look at your lives and see what little things make up the gratitude in your heart.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday and I hope it was spent among family and friends. My mother sent me an email a couple of weeks ago and shared with me a fun article she had read in the newspaper. It was a list of the Top Ten Thanksgiving Day songs compiled by the Daily Herald. You can access the article here.
That made me think about the songs I associate with the holiday or songs that make me feel more gratitude in my life. Below are 5 songs from my list.
Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You
Bill Withers: Lean On Me
Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World
American Authors: Best Day of My Life
Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: Accentuate the Positive
With so many changes happening in our world today; I find myself constantly reflecting on the things that remain constant in my life. While I am excited for my future, I also see how my past has shaped me and I am reminded that I have much to be grateful for. I have shared many places that I have been and places I would like to go but as I write this month’s traveling post I find myself sharing the one place that I always want to be . . . home.
My home has moved locations many times throughout my life. My home has been in rainy places, snowy places and sunny places. It has been by the beach, by the mountains and in the valley. It has been big and small, multi-storied and single, large yard and no yard, driveway and parking space. In all of those things I find no ultimate definition of my home because I believe your home is what you make of it.
My home will always have food on the table for anyone that passes by. There will always be pictures on the wall and good music to listen to. There will always be a place to rest your head but most importantly there will always be love when you walk through the door.
I am grateful I have been entrusted with so much and I hope every day of my life, I am able to give back; to pay it forward. See your life with a thankful heart and you too will see all the beauty and good that is in the world.