Gratitude for Speaking

Today as I reflect on all of the wonderful things I have in my life to appreciate, my mind wanders to a friend. You see this friend of mine has had her ups and downs in life. She is a cancer survivor and has had her share of health problems. A year ago we found out her original cancer had spread to her brain and lung. She tries to remain positive about life, but I know it’s difficult. It appears that her health is beginning to decline. This friend was one of the smartest people I’d ever met, not to mention the fact that she was healthy and active, even after cancer! Now, she has difficulty walking and speaking clearly. Sadly, it seems the doctors are pushing her off on to other doctors, with no real reason of what’s going on. Yes, it is frustrating. I realize that we cannot live in the past, but I would like to have some of those good days back!

While I am watching all of this happen, I am grateful today, for something most of us take for granted… I am grateful that I have the ability to speak and speak clearly.

Gratitude for Peace

I have been studying gratitude, the law of attraction, energy work and such for quite a while now. I have created vision boards – and I have received almost everything I have posted on those boards.

However, now I am focusing more on gratitude. Not because I feel the need to be a “nicer” person, or that I hope I can receive more material things into my life. No. I am focusing on gratitude because it brings me inner peace.

In a chaotic crazed world, I find that focusing on gratitude slows my breathing, shifts my focus and provides a much needed feeling of inner peace and quiet.

Peace and quiet are all too often nonexistent in today’s world. We are constantly looking at our phones, our tablets, reading emails, and all the time, we are losing ourselves to a world of technology. The feeling of being able to have anyone get in touch with us at any time was once exciting for myself. Now, I just look forward to quiet time. Time when no one can get a hold of me. During that time, I think about how blessed I am. This adds more peace and contentment to that time. This is a time when I can relax.

Today I am focusing my gratitude on the trained and loving vets and vet techs. I quiet my mind and remember just how lucky I am to have a certain fur ball in my life. He is the most loving soul I have ever met. He knows what true love and peace is! All it takes for him to offer his unconditional love is a belly rub! Of course, you must learn to do it the right way!