Sunday, December 2, 2012

Reflection: Life is Good

Tonight, I am especially grateful for life. There's no guarantee of the next day, and so each morning that greets me is a gift. Another day to improve, another day to grow, another day to be alive. Despite the difficult and tough parts of life (and there are many), it is still good.

Goals are an important part of life for me-both small and large ones. I want to take a moment though to focus on how grateful I am for the life I have right now-to reflect on the many things that give me joy. I'm one of the lucky ones. I've had a tough life, but a very good one. In no particular order, I am naming some of the things that bring me joy and for which I am grateful.

The comfort of a morning cup of coffee
The greeting of our cats each morning and when I return from work
The satisfaction of getting things done at work
Being enveloped by my husband in a hug
The ecstasy of music, which is the closest I've experienced to heaven on earth
Organizing my desk after a good day's work
The soreness of muscles after a good workout
The warmth of a hot shower after a cold day
The way my nieces squeal with delight when they see me
Sitting in the same room as my husband, each of us engrossed in a book
Reading in bed before falling asleep
The realization that while I have felt alone at times, I was never really alone
Finding a quote that resonates with me
Observing human conduits of God's love in a broken world
The hope of redemption

Life is good.