Hi Friends :) I hope you're feeling merry and bright, my little lights!
I've thought quite a bit about what I want to post today and tomorrow, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I don't want to take up too much of your time as I hope you are just waaaayyyy too busy feeling the love from friends and family to pop in and visit the lil ol' Grateful Life...but I also want to share a dose of gratitude with you on such a heavily celebrated 2 days.
So, I've decided to simply point you to a December 2010 post that remains very real and very relevant for me. It's a gratitude reminder that will always stick in my memory.
I must also add that my life has been a whirlwind of positive changes since this piece was originally posted. I have become quite the little hokey, life loving, soul searching, gratitude vibing gal! I've pulled my freak flag out of the bag and proudly hoisted it high on the life pole. Looking back at the last year I find myself doing a whole lotta smh-ing (shakin ma head-ing) and "wow" sighing. I have truly come a long way. I have truly been given amazing opportunities. And I have truly seen the ways in which the attitude of gratitude can enhance a life and manifest awesome realities. Last year I spent Christmas oh so far away from my family, sort of making peace with a lot of tough life decisions (though I was and still am so thankful for the generosity and kindness of the France family for hosting me!). This year, as we speak, I am (in the most cliche holiday way possible) sipping a gingerbread latte in front of a gorgeously decorated fireplace while my favorite childhood cat and my mamacita are resting their eyes on the fluffy couches next to me. I mean c'mon. I'm a melty puddle of peace and joy.
I feel more relaxed and calm than ever. I feel rested and refreshed. I feel my relationships continuing to grow with love in all areas. I feel inspired, motivated and excited for what's to come. Forgiveness is a daily, respected practice. Kindness and patience rule the roost in my mind. The unknown is no longer a threat; the unknown is where my greatest adventures lie and wait for me...
And for that, I am extremely grateful.
Love and Light,