It has been a challenging few weeks in my neck of the woods
and I have had difficulty sleeping.
Productivity has been down, and worry has sky rocketed.
Fortunately for me,
I have a loving, caring, supportive family to lean on.
During these challenging weeks, my dad
(who is turning 86 years young tomorrow!)
continues to remind me to be grateful for all the good things I do have.
He has a small journal style book that he uses to record the things he is grateful for.
My dad is not a writer -for him to sit down and write is difficult
but he does it to remind himself of his daily gratitudes
- from the blue sky and fresh air that he walks in
- to his good health
- and to having more food than he needs
- he is always thankful.
Recently he offered me his gratitude journal to take and write in,
as he felt it would help me focus on the many good things I do have.
Instead of taking his book, I made this book into my gratitude journal
and have been trying to write a sentence or two in it daily.
Although the challenges I have right now are still here
I try to remember all the good things I do have
and with that I know many wonderful things will continue to come my way.