He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”     ~Epictetus

I am forever grateful that I have a roof over my head,

food on the table,

clothes to wear.

And then there’s all the extras:

My family

My friends

My pets

and all the memories I’ve shared with them.

I am thankful to have found my one true love,  my shining star in the cool of midnight.

I’m thankful for the freedom

to make my own decisions;

I can choose peace and grace

over turmoil and judgement.

I’m thankful for the days of Summer’s height,

For the peaceful sleep I have at night,

The songs of winter geese in flight,

and the solitude that comes before first light.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie



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