Today – for whatever reasons – I’m feeling a little “extra” grateful & appreciative, so I have TWO things for today!
ONE, I am thankful for the sun, who has made very few and very brief appearances in the past month or so. For someone like myself who struggles with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the sun is a very welcomed sight among the frigid temps and cloudy days of winter.
TWO, I am thankful for the opportunity to write. I love writing, and have since I was able to string sentences together in about second or third grade. It has always been very therapeutic for me, and I have missed it in the past year that I took a break to focus on work and life in general. Beginning with these daily gratitude posts and now continuing back into business advice with a post today, I am reminded of what a joy it can be. Additionally, I am reminded of the gift that I possess. I don’t say that to be boastful or prideful, but rather an acknowledgement that I have a gift to share with others. I am often reminded of my gift when I do it regularly enough for folks to see it, and I am blessed with feedback of how my writing helped someone. Maybe it was the dose of humor they needed for the day, or maybe I touched their heart in a way that made them feel as though they were not alone in whatever struggle they were enduring. We should all be sharing our unique gifts and talents with others, for why else would the Lord grant us with these gifts? So when I am not writing, I am withholding that gift and not letting it shine. Perhaps one day I will even get back around to completing my book about out little Bristol. 🙂