Quite honestly I have been out of words since I wrapped up this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge. So when my friend trapped me into reading her blog that ended with a question, I decided to hijack the whole thing and make it into today’s post. You can check out what she said here.
She asked, So now my question is, can you name a few things you’re grateful for? Things/People/Thoughts you can bring up on a dark day of yours that will do you some cheering up? Pipe in people?
But she also yelled at us to STFU in her title… confuses me she does. *snort* But I’m going to give it a shot anyway…
I’m thankful, grateful for those moments. You know the ones, the moments that make your eyes pop wide open, and make your heart melt into putty. Those are the ones. Moments that for no reason change everything in your world, until you get too busy and you let go of them.
Moments when you’re broken down, crying to the skies, when the sun breaks through the clouds and once again you can stand up, still sad, but better.
The moments when you look at your children and they just give you that look back. That look that says you’re doing things right, and that they will forever love you no matter what.
Those moments when the world stops, and you feel deeply loved. Even when you know that person always loves you, but every once in a while they reconfirmed it, without doing a single thing.
I’m thankful for those quiet moments I get outside, alone, lost in my own thoughts. Where my mind quiets and rests.
And there’s the times when a friend pops out of nowhere and calls, or writes, or sends a card, always when you needed it the most, always when you thought you were alone, always without knowing how much you needed it.
I’m grateful for those times when your heart is finally at peace and you realize that even if you lost every material possession that you owned and that things would still be okay. It’s when you realize things are nothing more than that, things.
I find thanks in those moments that make no sense. Those times when you’re hurt, abandoned, lost. In those moments is when you find your true faith, your true heart, your true self. Those are the times that we learn, grow and change. That is when we’re shaped and molded.
So how about you?