A Note on Gratitude

As a perfectionist and a dreamer, it’s far too easy for me to become entangled in the failures and mistakes of the past, or to be distracted by the possibilities—both good and bad—of the future.

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I’ve spent a lot of my life reliving days gone by or entirely focused on what hasn’t happened yet.

These days—maybe it’s got something to do with growing older—something within me is slowly shifting focus away from what was and what will be to what is.

In short, I am learning to be thankful for the now.

Right now, I am applying what I’ve learned from those past mistakes and laying the groundwork for the future I’m trying to build.

Right now, I am enjoying the silences and spaces in my life, because in them I connect with myself and my deepest desires.

Right now, I am growing in patience as I work on what it means to be fully engaged with the people around me.

Right now, I am thankful for a platform that allows me to engage in the creative, productive work of being a writer.

And right now, I am grateful for you, because by stopping by and reading these words I’ve written, you’ve helped me to feel more seen and less alone.

Hoping that you have lots to grateful for right now, too. Have a happy Thanksgiving!