Today, is one of those days where the sun began shining in the window well before 6 am and I awoke to the birds chirping and a slight breeze outside. I contemplated getting a head start to the day since I was awake. Instead, I pulled the covers back and let the pup crawl in beside me to snuggle.
I’ve been feeling a lot of things lately, but gratitude has not been at the top of the list. This morning it hit me that this lack of acknowledging my gratitude is probably why I have been feeling a little bit salty. I can assure you there has been no reason for my crankiness other than my own head. I sometimes let stress get the best of me and it can lead me down an empty rabbit hole. Once there, I keep digging trying to find the light when what I really need to do is turn around and go back the way I came in.
This morning, as the sun was shining in, I looked over and saw my sleeping 16-year-old (she always sleeps with me when the hubby is out of town), my pups were stretching and yawning and I instantly felt gratitude for the moment. Yes, I did think about getting up, but laying there in the quiet turned out to be a far better decision. It turns out that “getting a head start on the day” meant beginning the day in a mindset of peace and gratitude. It’s been a while since I have done that. Most mornings I just hit the snooze button 3 times and then force myself out of bed. Oh, what a difference this shift has made for me today. I know we haven’t started 100 Days of Happiness and G and I haven’t even discussed if we will do it this summer, but I made a list this morning:
the sun is shining, I woke up an hour before my alarm went off, I am well rested, I had a great walk/talk with my neighbor, my hubby is on his way home from Austin, my laundry is done, I spoke to my older girls and they are happy and enjoying a day together and I worked out.
I don’t know what G and I will do this summer yet, but I do know it will involve photos, being outside and gratitude.
What do you think we should do to get back into our gratitude groove?
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G