Gratitude Journal: Grateful for good people who “get” me. Life would be very lonely without them — my friends, colleagues, and confidantes. Grateful for the natural world, because I find peace and tranquility there. Grateful for horses and goats and guinea fowl and dogs and cats and deer; they bring me unconditional love and also teach me acceptance. Grateful for my husband, who loves me and teaches me patience, too. Grateful for water, to bathe, to wash, to swim, to float, to drink, to sit beside and absorb good vibes. Water is life. Grateful for the “travel taco” (burrito). Grateful for the ability to start learning about many cultures through partaking of their delicious food (watching David Chang lately). Grateful that I am not being bombed or displaced by war, and wish everyone in the world could say that. Grateful for my sadness, because it helps me honor and cherish what I have lost. Grateful for my anger, because it helps show me what needs to be changed and gives me the impetus to work toward changing it. Grateful for my fascinating and precious life.
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