Little Reminders

Gratitude

This post first appeared at ConfessionsofaThinkaholic on 9/25/2012

 

 

Amazing things will happen to you when you let them. Of course, it lies within your opinion what “amazing” is.

I used to be afraid to hope. Afraid because I knew my hopes would be shattered in disappointment.

I am no longer afraid because I removed my attachment to what it is I hoped for. I still hope. I still dream. But now I do it without fear. Without the fear of losing it or not attaining it.

I am in awe of how humbled I am when it happens for me. I am in awe of my acceptance of what is when it does not.

I try to find something to be grateful for in every situation. Even when I become ‘aware’ of the negativity I revert to at times when I am acting unconsciously. At first, I was disappointed in myself for having those moments of unconsciousness allowing me to have negative thoughts and actions. Now I find it serves me much better to be grateful for those moments that I might be reminded to be more mindful next time.

 

Have a peaceful, safe and fun Fourth of July!

Nanette

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