Friday, March 8, 2013

Extremely Grateful Today!

I am feeling extremely grateful today...

On my FAKE snow day, my area did not get any snow, I had lots of time to think about how grateful I am.

I am extremely grateful that I have lots of time to read and write. I started this blog almost two years ago, and I have completely fallen in love with writing. There are times when I feel very vulnerable about sharing things that I write, but I hit the publish button anyway. I have lots of thoughts all of the time, but once I get the thoughts out of my brain, I seem to feel peace and clarity. I use to feel guilty about the amount of time that I have to do whatever I want to do, but now I feel total gratitude for the time.

I am extremely grateful that I got the revelation about how important my temple is. Once I got that revelation, my happiness level went higher. My energy level is to the sky; I do a whole lot of jumping around and that makes me feel happy and youthful.... I have learned that when I have an entire day where I eat things that are good for me and a Berhane style workout, I go to sleep feeling very satisfied. Because I love that feeling, I make sure that I continue to do what makes me feel good over and over and over. I no longer think "I can't wait until I can eat whatever I want to," because I do eat whatever I want to, and it happens to be things that I absolutely love: fruit, vegetables, cottage cheese, nuts, peanut butter, oatmeal.

I am extremely grateful that I know some of the best people in the world. I met some friends in Charlotte last weekend, and I am still feeling empowered from that meet-up. It was so good to be with other ladies and hang out with a lot of men who made us feel like we were in our early twenties. Ted, a friend whom I went to Tuskegee with, called to say "Hi," and I think that we may meet up later tonight, and that means lots and lots of laughter. My phone does not ring a lot, but when it does, it's normally someone whom I really appreciate hearing from. My favorite time to talk on the phone is early in the morning, and I know that Sonya and Jennifer are always available to talk sometime between 6 and 7AM, and you know that I appreciate that.

Some of the best people in the World!

I am extremely grateful for change, the seasons, summer programs for teachers, swimming pools, biking and running groups, the best personal trainer in the entire world, money for new tires, that trouble don't last always, colleagues that I like, my blog readers, my mom, South Beach, a hot shower, I can get emails on my cell phone, water, green tea, knee high boots, the people who recognize and smile at me in all of my regular spots.

I am extremely grateful that I recognize that I have grown a lot, but I still have a long way to go. Soooo, PLEASE be patient with me, God is not through with me with yet!

People.... I am grateful, grateful, grateful......

And I must tell my creator



Ree said...

I am too and I find myself being more grateful for the small things more so than the big! GOD IS GOOD!

Jacqueline said...

It is really small things that make the world go world.... Thanks for reading!!!

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