This morning when I awoke as my brain was transitioning to the theta brain wave state, I starting thinking about all the things I had to be grateful for. First of all I was grateful that I had a morning that I could just sleep in late, with no deadlines and stresses on the immediate horizon. I thanked God for my family, my home, my children, and so on. I thought about my step-mom who had recently passed and thanked God for her 85 years. I offered thanks for my recent work opportunities and for the people in my life, like Gina Watkins of Constant Contact. She had invited me to be her guest at a wonderful gala put on by SCORE, Service Core of Retired Executives.
The more I thanked, the more I remembered to be thankful for.
I decided to read some spiritual text but realized that I couldn’t find my glasses. I can see pretty well, but some things are blurry, like text in a book or the numbers on a phone. Then I realized something else to be thankful for, my sight. I looked at all the books I’d recently purchased at the Borders ‘Going Out of Business’ sale and realized that without sight, I couldn’t access this new oasis of knowledge. After each blurry encounter while looking for my glasses, I was powerfully reminded of how important sight is. I thought about how my day would go if I didn’t find my glasses. It would be very different from the relaxed one I had planned. Life presents us lessons all the time and by different methods. My glasses just happened to be the medium of my lesson this morning. So instead of being frustrated about not finding my glasses, I decided to just appreciate the sight I had and to be grateful for all the other senses I had. Why is it that we have to lose something before we really appreciate it? So, think about what lesson life is presenting you today and appreciate the medium that gives you the opportunity to grow!