What piece of art are you grateful for?
I have never really been an "art" person. I should say, I am not an art critic. I like what I like and leave it at that. I have never been one to seek out a certain artist or art form. I own one painting. That is all. It was painted by a friend of mine and when I saw it, I knew I had to have it. No piece of art has ever moved me like that before or since. It is on the wall opposite my bedroom door so I see it every time I come out of my room, and every time I look at it, it makes me feel good.
It is called "Passion" and it makes me think of the ocean. Funny enough, the way I have it hung up is how it resonates with me, but it was painted to be the other way around. I guess that is just how some art works.
What knowledge are you grateful for?
I love this question so much. I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I believe that knowledge is power. Although I can say I know some things about a lot of different things, I'm not an expert at anything, by any stretch, and for me to claim to be would be a gross overstatement.
Perhaps that is the knowledge that I am most grateful for... That I am a spiritual being having a human experience and that my sole (and soul's) purpose for being here, now, in this vessel, is to learn and to experience things. It is incredibly humbling and very exciting to finally realize that we are all here to be the student, and within that knowledge, comes opportunities to also be a teacher. What an amazing, beautiful, blessed thing. ♥
What about your body are you grateful for?
I've been on a journey of self love for a long time. It has often been a love/hate relationship, but I am now on the love side of things. I don't think I can choose just one part of my body. I am grateful for all of it. It's changing shape and sizes over the years are a reflection of the milestones in my life. Every stretch mark and scar are markers on my path. I love and embrace every curve. I have learned to listen to my body and it is teaching me things every day.
I look forward to only deepening my relationship with my body and continuing to be so grateful for it literally carrying me through my life.
What season are you grateful for?
Hands-down, Fall. I love the temperature, the leaves, the fresh smell, the pumpkin spice everything, the colours, and Thanksgiving.
What sight are you grateful for today?
This one, for me, is easy. Today I am very grateful for the sight of my puppy wagging her tail with her eyes bright and happy this morning. She got spayed yesterday and was feeling the affects of the medication and anesthetic all day and night. This morning, although she is moving a bit slower than her usual pace, her eyes are bright and happy and THAT makes me happy. ☺
What abilities are you grateful for?
I love this one because it is an opportunity for everyone to really look with appreciation and gratitude upon themselves. I have many abilities that I am grateful for...
The ability to always see the good in someone/something. I always say that I have rose-colored glasses that are slightly cracked, but generally in good condition.
The ability to make people laugh. This is something that I have always had and I am well-known amongst those who know me for my sense of humor. I love making others laugh and usually make myself laugh in the process.
The ability to sing, and sing well. Music has always been a giant part of my life. I am always singing or listening to music or both. My taste spans all genres and time and I love being able to sing along with just about anything.
The ability to write. I have always believed that the pen is mightier than the sword. Writing has always been an escape and a release for me. I am grateful that it has allowed me to touch and reach so many people around the world.
The ability to love. This is so simple, you might say...but when I love, I love with everything I have, every time. I give it my all, no matter how many times I get hurt. I believe this takes a certain amount of vulnerability and in that, there is courage.
I hope that you take some time to really look appreciatively upon your own abilities and boldly share them with the world!
What texture are you grateful for?
This is something that I have never really put a lot of thought into, although I'm a very tactile person. I love the feel of my boyfriend's head when his hair is starting to grow back in after he shaves it...it's all soft and stubbly at the same time. I love the soft spot on my puppy's tummy that she loves to have rubbed.
I also have to add that I love the texture of a perfectly ripe avocado. This was a fun one to think about.
What holiday are you grateful for?
This will have to be a tie for me. I love Thanksgiving. Fall is my most favorite season and adding a holiday built just around gratitude? Yes please!
Second is Christmas. I love the songs and the decorations and the giving and the goodies....lots and lots of goodies!! haha!
What taste are you grateful for today?
I have to say sweet. In all it's varying degrees and sources. I love the way milk chocolate tastes as I melt it slowly on my tongue. I love the sweet taste of the sea in a fresh Atlantic lobster. I love the slightly sweet edge that my creamer gives to my morning coffee. I love the sweet taste of sunshine as I bite into a fresh mango picked right off the tree in my friend's yard in Jamaica.
I do love salty and sour as well, but my heart always comes back to it's sweet master. ☺
What place are you most grateful for?
I have to say my bed. I bought it for myself after separating from my husband. New bed, new beginnings. It is my happy place. My sanctuary. My girls and I spend hours all sprawled on it and just talk or laugh or cry or sometimes even just being in silence together.
I read in my bed, meditate, do self Reiki. I day dream, I night dream. I solve all the world's problems and ponder over my own.
My girls love to come and hang out on my bed with me. There are many nights when they are comforted by sleeping in my bed with me. This is our space. Our sanctuary away from intruders.
My bed is definitely the place I am the most grateful for.