Last night I came across a small, online community dedicated to living a beautiful, grateful life. Each week, members of this group simply reflect on and share something for which they are grateful. The concept is very much in keeping with my personal journey this year so I’m very happy and excited to be involved with both the group and the associated blog linky, which is hosted by Maxabella. I plan to be thankful on Thursdays from now on 😉
This week’s theme is Memories.
I am grateful… that although so much else has faded in the 15 years since his passing, I have very clear memories of my little brother’s awesome smile.
I am grateful… that although I’m still saddened by my post c-section haze where I believe I missed some precious bonding with my baby girl, I do have memories of the first days at home when I would watch her sleeping, and then go into the other room and look at photographs of her, before going back and watching her sleep…I just couldn’t get enough of her and the love I felt for her then, which has grown every day since, brings tears to my eyes.
And I am eternally grateful… for my memories of the 7 months of backpacking my husband and I shared in Southeast Asia immediately prior to conceiving our little girl. She has rocked our free world on so many levels and sometimes those memories were all that kept me going through the darker days of extreme martital tension brought on by the worst and most torturous sleep-deprivation I have ever known!
We are now planning our return to Southeast Asia as a family 🙂
You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy ~ Buddha