It was a heavy work week and pre-op was also this week. Life nearly drug me under but I had several highlights to help get me through!
For instance, it was Marty's birthday. We had a wonderful time with family and friends in the backyard and on the porch. We grilled, played, visited and of course had cake and ice cream. He loved his gifts but most of all he loved gathering.
Friday was graduation night for my "like a daughter" Mary. She was valedictorian nonetheless and gave a smashing speech! So proud of her!
Today found me here. In my eno after I walked the trail around reservoir park. The weather was just right at the time I was out with the perfect amount of breeze and sunshine. I was able to make it to jazzercise twice this last week and to walk around reservoir twice as well. Exercise and the outdoors are renewing for me.
Today as I looked out over the lake, I pondered 2 articles I came across this past week. One was about how to be successful at being intentional and the other was about happiness. A common theme in both of them was gratitude. I've never thought about the link between living intentionally by living gratefully but it makes sense.
Gratitude does a multitude of good for us. It keeps us from living from a place of scarcity. Success in anything is hard to come by if you function from scarcity. A place I've lived too much from. A place I don't want to live from.
So, for me, a double or nothing life needs to be life lived from a grateful heart. Practicing gratitude daily in whatever way fits my style and my schedule is what I must do.
Here's to gratitude....double or nothing.