I don’t have any confirmed updates for the day of spreading the love, but I did want to share a quick story with you.
Last week, I had one absolutely crazy day in particular. I was exhausted and a lot of challenges got thrown my way, most of them very unwelcome. There used to be a time in my life when I would crumble under any undue stress, but this particular day I had a moment of clarity as I lied down to go to sleep.
My pillow softly cradled my head and neck. My freshly-washed sheets were laid gently on my chin, my blanket heavy on my body. The faint, distant city noise was the only thing I could hear. There was a light pink glow in the hallway from my daughter’s night light.
A feeling washed over me that I wish I could share with each and every person. It was pure gratitude for everything in my life: Warmth. Softness. Safety. Love.
This feeling of gratitude quieted my mind and I had only one thought left in my head and in my heart: “I am grateful for this moment.”
Why did I allow myself to get so stressed out earlier that day? Sure, there are times when life gets a bit tough, but at the end of the day, I have an amazing life surrounded by awesome people. Everything I’ll ever truly need I already have, and I’m only 29 years and 342 days old.
The best part is that I have the rest of my life to put effort into maintaining those good things and also to spread some of that love to fellow human beings.
It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.
What are you grateful for in your life?