So instead, I'm going to fill it with things that I'm thankful for. Gratitude seems to be the perfect medicine for spirit concussions. And I'm not talking about slapping a band-aid on what we are feeling and skipping way with a daisy in hand. No. I'm talking about owning what we're feeling, digging deep, reeling in the truth if it's a little foggy, and moving on with a thankful heart and a plan for progress. There is a time a sit in the dark, and then there is time to look up and feel the sun on your face.
Today, I'm thankful for:
- Friends, who not only listen, but want to come into my space and sit with me.
- Friends who let me snug with their sweet babies while we wait for our own.
- Time spent reading poetry with my Nana on her screened in porch.
- The opportunity to watch my cousins grow and develop into some genuinely cool people who are going to make this world a better place.
- Long and intentional hugs from David when I walk in the door.
- The safety and sanctity that comes with being married to an honorable, encouraging, and compassionate man.
- This phase of my life, where I am finally discovering just who I am and the sound of my own voice.
- The people who have helped me and empowered me to get to this place.
- The summer oasis of my parent's backyard.
- The feeling of the first sip of ice-cold sangria.
- This kid...
What are you thankful for today?