This morning as I was sitting here resting my knee (Yes I did a bit too much. So easy to do.) I reminded myself how grateful I am for my little apartment.
I waited so long for a place of my own again, and sometimes in the craziness of life I have to stop and remind myself how fortunate I am to have this apartment and be surrounded by the things that I love and hold dear.
The things I have give me comfort and a sense of home.
I do miss my family and know that I want to be closer to them, but I am filled with gratitude for a safe place and so many new friends.
Practicing gratitude, feeling thankful, is good for our health.
If we look around us there are so many small things we can feel grateful for.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude means different things to people, but for me it signifies a sense of thankfulness.
In these crazy times we can often feel hopeless, and it can seem difficult to find things we can be grateful for, but if we lose the ability to feel grateful we will be lost.
So I am making a vow today. I will renew my efforts to feel a sense of gratitude. I will find at least one new thing each day to be thankful for.
Today I am thankful for my home.