Sunday, September 12, 2010

And in this moment...

I am...

To be honest, I'm generally happy in most moments. But this evening (and for the past few months) I've been feeling particularly blessed. I just wanted to share some of the [MANY] reasons I have for being so, so, so full of joy and love.

Each day I get to wake up and look out the window at God's beauty all around me, no matter what season.

I can't help but notice how amazing this world is that we live on.
[Note] There is beauty ALL around us if we take the opportunity to notice. You don't have to be directly surrounded by nature to be aware of how magnificent our Creator is.

I get to spend my days with my Goose. I am ALWAYS laughing, loved, being challenged, shown affection, made to feel special, stimulated by intelligent conversation, and played beautiful music.

I am lucky enough to have one of those Moms. My mom is my best friend. I can tell her anything, not that I ever have to talk because she always knows what I'm thinking. We have a special kind of bond where nothing comes between us. But [she is still my Mom,] always counseling, advising, parenting, loving, supporting, encouraging, and molding me into a mature and magnificent young woman. I owe everything to her. Not everyone is able to look back on their childhood with such warm remembrance. I know that I am fortunate and I am thankful.

When I feel disappointed or discouraged as if something didn't go my way or I just want to cry, I see my babies. They light up my life in every way as a constant reminder of youth, optimism, hope, playfulness, unconditional love, and happiness. When I'm with my dogs, it puts things into perspective; Life isn't so bad. Not only is it 'not so bad', It's pretty friggin' grand!

I'm also super grateful for my body. Running has really humbled me and made me appreciate [even more] how much my body is capable of. My legs carry me through so much. My body endures and withstands, it pushes, and it is there for me. I'm blessed to have my health and a fully functioning body.

I'm happy about school. I love Grad School. I love any school, really. I enjoy being immersed in new information, learning about my passion, exploring and expanding. It's exciting and it adds a lot to my days.

I also really dig my job. It's perfect for me at this point in my life. My boss changes around the entire schedule of the gym with each changing semester. He accommodates all of my crazy trips and hours, etc. I get a free gym membership right near my school, I get to talk about my passion for health and fitness while I'm there, I socialize with committed individuals, and my job is not labor intensive. I am so so lucky!

I could go on. It is important to replay this list [all, more, some, less] daily.

Tomorrow is long day of grad school, 4M run, and an upper body workout in the gym.

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17

1 comment:

  1. This makes me happy too, so I'm grateful for you :)