Why you should Channel an Attitude of Gratitude always
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Hey guys, welcome back to another post. This is quarantine blog # 4, I hope they have been helpful so far and touching on the topics you need advice about. If not, please feel free to comment suggestions in the comments below, or contact me via email or any of our social media platforms.
It's Sunday, the beginning of a new week or maybe the end of an old week (depending on how you look at it) but regardless, if you're reading this I take it you have survived yet another week of quarantine and whether you agree or not, I think that is a cause for celebration.
I'm not sure if you felt it but I kinda feel like my last couple of posts have been a little impersonal, which may have made it harder for you to relate to me. Recognizing this, you can anticipate this post to be very personal.
So earlier this week I celebrated my 20 somethingth birthday. As you can imagine celebrating this milestone while in quarantine was not what I had in mind, when I began making birthday plans last December.
I have never been one to go over the top with birthday celebrations, always aiming for the quieter and more inexpensive options because, yes it's my birthday, but it's also, just another day. That said, I'm sure you can just imagine the surprise of members of my family and close friends, when I told them that to celebrate this particular birthday, I wanted to indulge in a weekend getaway at an all-inclusive hotel (lol, ambitious right? ha). Needless to say Corona came along and all those plans went to shit.
I have to be honest, the more I realized that Corona wasn't going away soon and that I'd end up spending my birthday in quarantine, was the less I looked forward to it. I just didn't want the day to come. I've always loved being born in April because it's not too far down in the year and it generally falls during the Easter season. Despite this, this year I was feeling like, I wish I was born later in the year so that Corona would hopefully be gone by the time my birthday came around.
At the start of my birth week things started to change for the better. People I hadn't spoken to in weeks, months and in some instances even years began to reach out to me to join in my birthday count down. Then it slowly began to hit me, it didn't matter how I chose to celebrate the day, whether inside or out, whether by choice or otherwise, I still had a lot to be grateful for. I had friends and family who cared about my well being, I had good health (when so many people around the world don't due to this pandemic), food on my table and shoes on my feet. Most important of all, I lived to see another decade and to celebrate another year of life.
When you think about it, in a time where so many people are uncertain of where their next meal will come from, or if they will even live to see another day, everything I wanted to do for my birthday but didn't get to, dims in comparison to the overwhelming sense of gratitude I now feel, for the many blessings that I have been bestowed.
If I've learned anything from this whole experience, it's that there is always something to be grateful for. Life may not always be working out the exact way we had in mind, but that doesn't mean you can't find something to be grateful for. When you start living a life where you manifest an attitude of gratitude for even the simplest of things, the positivity you put into the universe, will not only follow you, but those around you will be blessed by it.
On that note, today I want to share with you 3 things I am grateful for. I am grateful for a family that sticks with me through thick or thin, for friends who go out of their way to may sure I'm okay and last but not least, I am grateful for a Father in heaven who makes a way when there seems to be no way.
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