" Appreciate the everyday things and not just big happy moments,for each moment is a composition of life to be appreciated in its entirety." NosaJ
I have eyes to see and l able to open them up this morning to see the sun rise, to see the faces of those dear to me and close to my heart, the option to see the birds flutter their wings, to see the sky above, to see mother nature all around me and the majesty of life.
I have ears to hear and I am able to wake up to hear the voices of loved ones, to hear life around me.
I have ears to hear the birds sing their early morning songs and I know it is another day to rise and shine and to utilize the day as best as possible. It is another day full of opportunities. I am able to hear the voices of my children as they scramble to get ready for school and sometimes argue with each other.
I have a voice to speak to them, to say good morning, to express my love to them, to ask my daughter to put the kettle on for me and I have a voice to say good bye to them and tell them to have a wonderful day today.
I have my own hands and all ten fingers to wash myself, to wash my face, to brush my teeth, to touch my face or to feel the face of another, to feed myself, to do things, to be creative and to drive myself in any direction, I choose to go today. I have taste buds for that wonderful morning cup of coffee to get me started.
I have a car to get me to work or anywhere that I need to be today. Not the best car in the world but a car nonetheless that has taken me places and will still take me places. I have feet to walk and to hold up my body. How far they will take me in an emergency, I have no idea but I do know that I can walk or run, as far as they will take me, until I can walk or run no more and must rest my weary feet.
I can think and therefore I am alive. Sometimes there is clutter in my mind but I am of my own mind and my faculties appear to be still intact. My mind hopes that it is not to be ravaged by time and age and is full of other hopes. I can think and I am able to think freely of beauty, of love and a more beautiful world. I can think beautiful thoughts even in the darkest or gloomy moments of life.
I have known pressure, stress, pain, sadness and suffering but I also know that I have not known pain and suffering as much or as well as others. I have also come to realize that they are an occasional part of the package that is life. Sometimes we think we know what pain and suffering are but we are not all as well as acquainted with either as much as we think and more acquainted with love than we realize.
"Appreciate the ones you love and those who love you with each passing day, love being the greatest gift of all and an antidote to pain and suffering."
I have faith. I have hope and above all I have love. I am thankful for all the support that I have in my life. I appreciate friendship, the friends that I have and can count on. I appreciate family and all the wonderful people who love me, for they are family. I am thankful for and appreciate all my children
for their love and for who they are, because they also makes me a better me. We guide them, but they also guide and teach us. Above all, I am thankful for the beauty and energy of love and love that transcends us all.
What will be cannot be more beautiful than what is, if we do not know how to appreciate what already is.How can I not be appreciate? And so I wake up with appreciation.