Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good days

I am truly cherishing the moments these days. I find it difficult at times but I am trying to make it a habit of looking at what I have and be grateful for it.
There is something to be said for not judging or qualifying or undermining how good the times truly are. Just see them as is, happiness, joy, sadness, love.
This has been my last few weeks.

It seems hard when I have so many physical things that are struggles, I find that I long to have moments with my family that are wonderful and memorable that I begin to second guess the times that I am having as amazing. I am going to try to see them for what they are and be grateful.

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Monday, March 3, 2014


I am doing a course right now. It talks about being grateful. The issue for me is that some times I am either not grateful or the things I am grateful for are things in the past. Things that I used to have and want again.
This is not a good game to play. It doesn't lead anywhere healthy and only continues to keep me in a place longing for the other!
I find that it is hard to look back on things with a genuine appreciation for what they were without feeling a sense of loss and longing.
I want to change this, I want to experience my past and my memories with fondness and appreciation for the awesomeness that they were not for what I don't have now, not with longing and sadness.

So here I go.
I am grateful for my wife. She lis amazing, she is creative in a way that seems so broad she and most other people have a hard time nailing down anything specific. She can decorate an empty space for a party on a non-existent budget and make it into some of the best party memories I have and do it effortlessly. She plays music and it is some of the most beautiful I have ever heard!
She is also the mother if my three beautiful children and they hold everything that is beautiful about her with in them. I love you Melissa!
I am grateful for the Opportunities I am receiving where I work and the compliments on the job that I am doing.
I am grateful for our house that is in an area we can afford and allows out children to go to a great school.
I am grateful that my children are healthy.
I am grateful that my children are whiling to talk to us and express their emotions.
I am grateful for having five wonderful years in Altona and the friends I made there.
And I am grateful for what the future holds in the unknown!

Good luck to day as you search for something to be grateful for.