Project 365: Day 251 — Gratitude

I started my day walking past a visually challenged gentleman who was making his way slowly to the Train station. He was using his walking stick to poke the ground around him so he knew what the ground was like so he could find his footing. “Must be so tough for him, moving at that pace when the world around you in zipping past…” I thought. I felt thankful just to have everything that the force has blessed me with.

My best friend has gone home for a week. When she isn’t here, I miss her in strange ways. In the last 6–8 months, I’ve repaired my relationship with her and I think about it almost every week. To think I’d have lost someone I hold so dear. I’m extremely grateful to have her in my life.

2016 was a year of change for me; a lot of negativity and unnecessary dementors (I wish I had a better word for what I’m trying to articulate, soul-sucking comes closest). I’ve sailed out of those troubles in a good way. I’ve shut the door on the stuff that made me question my own sanity and self-respect and I’m glad to have done this. Above all else, I think I’ve emerged relatively unscathed. My biggest victory though is being able to look myself in the mirror and knowing I’m being completely original and true to myself not trying to fit into another’s would of ‘shoulds' and ‘should nots’. I’m grateful to the Universe for letting me acknowledge, accept and insist on the existence of my voice and beliefs.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading.