“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey
I used to be afraid to touch life, to enjoy any of its good, big or small. For me, it was all about survival, fighting to get through one day to the next.
Not anymore. Now I wake happy and eager to get out and experience whatever the day holds. I never imagined life could be this great. And it's not b/c anything major is happening, but just that I'm alive, I've been given a second chance and I finally understand that life is meant to be lived, not endured. Thankful for.....
-the laughter and smiles of my children. They're the best things that ever happened to me. I want to be happy for them so they can be happy in life.
-chatting with strangers - I love when people just come up to me out of the blue and start talking as if we were old friends.
-drives in the country. One of my favorite things to do. The peace, sights, smells, sounds - it's so life affirming. I always return home happier.
-Animals. There's something fun about seeing a groundhog scurry across a field, or a family of deer grazing nearby, or the myriad of birds flying around - I love it. Best entertainment there is.
-Mostly, for the gentleness of His touch. It's what really pumps me with gratitude, peace and joy. Joy - that was the farthest thing I'd ever thought I'd have.
Happy Thursday, Guys!!!!