Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I love this picture I found while searching Google today. A woman, in a position of supplication and gratitude, surrounded by things that really are the staff of life, food, drink, and the word of God. Of course, I may be reading into the image, something that isn't there, but none the less, I think the image truly shares what I believe to be important.
I've heard it stated that after 21 days, an activity becomes habit. Wouldn't it be the culmination of all good things if by the end of the month, I had to continue my journey, out of habit, to be grateful for all that I have? I believe it would. Gratitude can change a perspective from bleak to shining and bright. Will that change my dismal moods into something light and manageable?
Today, I am grateful for life. The very essence of who I am, who I was, and who I am to become. To enjoy every breath, every sight, and all sensations, is a miracle. I will still be grateful tomorrow that my ears can hear the music I love, my eyes can read the words I adore, and my fingers can touch my loved ones.
How do we live a life of gratitude? Is it really gratitude if we don't give credit to He who is the author of all we have?
Today, what are you grateful for?
*And I'm grateful to Google for the image!*