Day 6 (40 Days of Gratitude)

(Every Friday we will be featuring a guest author.)

Giving Thanks!

On November 26, 2015 I received a Daily Inspiration Message:
“The more you practice gratitude, the more you see how much there is to be grateful for, and your life becomes an ongoing celebration of joy!”
don Miguel Ruiz
don Jose Ruiz
don Miguel Ruiz Jr

Thus began a commitment to start my day by posting a daily gratitude for one year – Thanksgiving Day 2015 to Thanksgiving Day 2016. I am now on Day #328 of Gratitude and I have to admit that I had no idea the impact my posts would have on my FB family. One day I did not post by 8:00 a.m. and my sister sent me a text to make sure I was okay. I have had friends begin their own daily gratitude postings as well – focusing on the good and the abundance in life.

Over the last 328 days I have had so many unexpected occurrences in my life. . . . trip to Spain, transition of my parents and father-in-law, my daughter completing her Master’s in Geo-Technical Engineering (I know a lot more about dirt than I ever imagined) and now looking forward to my retirement from teaching at the end of the year and the beginning of the next half of my life. What I have truly come to understand, deep in my bones and soul, is that it truly is all good – joy and adventures, sadness and grief, relief and life shifts.

So I am ready to continue the celebration of all the infinite blessings in my life – one day at a time.

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