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10 days of gratitude: day 4

Ok, we are onto day 4 TODAY, I have so many things to be grateful for – we all do – we just have to take stock of everything little thing – things don’t always have to move mountains to be significant enough to be grateful for – in fact for me it’s quite the opposite.  I’m grateful for the little things in life.  

Today I’m grateful for my CHARACTER … and the things that make me who I am – mainly my courage, strength, determination, integrity and sticktoitiveness.

I’ve lived for 44 years on this earth and I’ve come soooo FAR! From that little, scared, shy, wallflower of a girl, I made it despite or in spite of my adversities, feelings of not fitting in, heartbreaks and pain, though disappointment and failure. I AM HERE due to my sheer strength, grit and determination, STRONGER, BETTER, BOLDER THAN EVER BEFORE, more determined than ever to be my true authentic self and to stand for myself foremost and utmost.  I  had someone truthfully say to me that they were impressed because “for all intents and purposes you should have been a statistic”.  And, I’m not gonna lie, I probably should have been – I broke the cycle of a few things in my family.  With that,  I hugged that person and said “Thank you”.  

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I found my voice and I never looked back.  I’m here, alive, motivated and raring to go. “Be grateful to whatever is giving you the will to drag yourself out of bed and face the world. Be it your motivation, your goals, your God, whatever, be grateful for the courage”.

I’m grateful for:

  • the time when I supported a friend in despair, who felt I was someone they could confide in, to tell me they were struggling.  
  • the time that smiled for a family photo when all I wanted to do was to cry, but I didn’t.
  • the strength to do my job well so that I can help people recovery from their disability and return to healthy, productive lifestyles.
  • my poor, poor heart — scared, wounded, healed, and still up for more of the same. No matter how much it bears it bounces back. 
  • my strength to face my troubles and overcome my sorrows.  
  • the the fact that I was able to become better from my past to where I am today.  

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Namaste

T xo


George Harrison “Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”

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