It's really easy to get into a routine in life and just go day-by-day, doing the same thing and to not really take the time to stop. Stop to take a moment to breathe and notice. Which is a dangerous thing to do, I think. It's easy to just keep going and to not take a minute to think about what you're doing and how you got there. I admit, this happens to me all too often.
I really need to take the time as often as possible to take a look at the world and the people around me. I owe so much of who I am to others and to things around me and I don't thank them nearly enough. I'm incredibly grateful and I need to take more time to acknowledge it every moment. Life is only as wonderful as you let it be and too many times we are blind to how beautiful it truly is.
Today I am thankful for:
Having something to be grateful for every day. My students who show me love every day. Coffee. A dog that lights up all mornings. A right and a means to an education. Bookstores for reminding me how many books I still have to discover. For my mom who taught me how to be a strong woman and how to take charge of my own success. All the places I’ve been on the map and all of the planes I still have to board. The ability to capture a moment in a single frame. Sitting around with my family and just laughing. All the people I have met in my life. Friends who continuously give me gifts that are intangible. To those whose passion is infectious and always my inspiration. All of the people I still have to meet. You. Thank you.
What are you thankful for today?