Lucky

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Today, as I was driving to my church gathering around 4:30 in the afternoon, I was suddenly overcome by feelings of pure gratitude. I thought to myself “I am the luckiest girl in the world.” It is a feeling that has stuck with me all evening. I am blown away by how lucky I am. My life is so good.

I’m not saying my life is perfect. Nor am I am saying it is without struggles. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows I have had struggles, made mistakes and dealt with tough times.

But I am so lucky.

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful. Today I was overwhelmed by the support and kindness of a bunch of friends who took time out of their busy lives to help me move all of my stuff into storage. These are friends with lots going on in their own lives including school, crazy work schedules, an upcoming wedding, a recent injury and more. And they put all of that aside to help me.

Then after all of my stuff was moved and in storage, we headed over to Boston Pizza for beer and appetizers. We spent over an hour eating, drinking, watching football, talking and laughing. Then we all met up again at our 5pm church gathering. It was a perfect day with incredible friends.

I am so lucky.

Over a week ago I spent just over 4 days in Newfoundland with friends I have known for more than a decade. These are friends I met when I was 19 years old and our friendships have thrived through moving, relationships, job changes and more. During the 4 days in Newfoundland, I made new friends and met so many wonderful people that I hope and pray I’ll see again someday.

I am so lucky.

This summer saw some bumps in the road and I stumbled a few times. I had a situation with my apartment where I had an allergic reaction to something in the apartment and had to move out and back and then out again. Not a fun experience.

I had some struggles and major stress at my job that left me questioning if I should stay with it or look for something new. But instead of bailing, I spoke up, expressed my concerns, changed my own attitude and now things are much better. I feel valued and appreciated in my job, and I work with some lovely people that I have developed great relationships with.

I am so lucky.

A month ago I finally let go of a relationship that I had held on to for too long. That has freed me to concentrate on other, better relationships. It has allowed me to redirect my focus and get back to my passions, my friends, my family, and my faith.

I am so lucky.

For a while I got caught up with focusing on what was going wrong instead of what was going right. But I am back on track now. My positive self has once again emerged and I am seeing the good and pushing aside the bad.

For a while I forgot how good life is. I forgot how lucky I am.

I am so grateful for all that has been given to me.

And I never want to lose that gratitude. I never want to forget how lucky I am.

What are you grateful for today?

I encourage you to focus on all of the good in your life. Let the bad go. Let go of the hurt and the anger. Stop punishing yourself and blaming yourself for things in the past.

Take a moment and think about what you are grateful for. I bet you will suddenly feel like the luckiest person in the world too.

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