Today is my birthday – and I am still grateful!

This is not in perfect order as I have too many blessings to take the time to alphabetize!

I am grateful I woke up this morning. I still have hope.
I am grateful for being able to forgive and for being forgiven.
I am grateful for the health and wholeness of my children and grandchildren.
I am grateful for the love of an honorable and wonderful man who adores me still after twenty-two years. Grateful for a man who calls early in the morning on a break from driving heavy equipment, just to sing happy birthday to me.
I am grateful for food on the table, a bed to sleep on, and indoor plumbing.
When the earth turns and the sun bursts into view I am grateful for it’s warmth.
I am grateful to know I can energize my life by breathing and changing my thoughts.
I am grateful for faith. Believing in that which I cannot see, but I know is there, loving and patiently waiting. Grateful I was born in a country that allows me to choose my spiritual beliefs and support my rights.
I am grateful when I stand on a hill and feel the wind push my hair away from my face and flying behind me.
The sky is still blue and stars still wink at me in the deep of night. I
pray the very same wish on that first evening star that I did when I first remember doing it as a child.
I am grateful for the knowledge I am attaining, as I grow in wisdom.
I am grateful to finally forgive my own sins and poor decisions that affected others.
I am grateful for my animals over the years. They have been unconditional friends and companions.
I am grateful for a childhood filled with love and laughter, and that I can still quite often see the funny side of everything.
I am grateful for good friends that have come and gone and those who still remain. The good times shared, the sad times shared; friends are joy.
Hugs, eyes that see, books to read, music to fill my ears, clouds and the clap of thunder and heavy rain, trees that burst with green anew each spring, and flowers of unending beauty, color and fragrances.
I am grateful to have been able to sift sand through my toes as I watch sea gulls in the air and listen to the crashing of waves over and over again.
I am grateful for the smell of the pine trees and quiet after snowfall when everything is white and pure.
I am grateful for my physical endurance and the gift of the love of writing.
I am still here after all these years, and I’m not done yet!

Enjoy the moments of your life and remember all that we take for granted.

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