2010 Gratitude

I had plans for reviewing 2009 and setting goals for 2010. But my greatest lesson of 2009 was learning to accept my lack of control over life events, so I have little motivation for establishing formal goals for this year.

New Years day found me camping with part of my family in the Florida Panhandle. I awoke early and was too cold to fall back asleep. As I stood alone watching the sun rise I felt profoundly grateful to be able to enjoy all the moderate discomforts of camping with the knowledge that I could soon return to a heated apartment with hot showers and my choice of food.

And suddenly I was thankful. I was thankful for an abundance of clean water. I was thankful for hot peppermint tea. I was thankful for sufficient food. I was thankful for warm blankets. I was thankful for falling asleep laughing with my sisters. I was thankful for clean air. I was thankful for general physical safety.

And I knew that I wanted to be grateful this year. Instead of setting goals I am making a plan. Each week I will write down the things which I am most aware of as the blessings of the week and set it to post on Sunday. There is little that I can control, but there is an enormous amount for which to be grateful.

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5 thoughts on “2010 Gratitude

  1. Sarah

    This is a beautiful post! I too, had a year of being shown that my control over my life’s events is a lot smaller than I’d like it to be. But, as you say so wonderfully, there’s always something to be thankful for. :)

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