I wasn’t able to post my gratitude journal entry last night because I couldn’t find my computer charger, and it was really late and I was tired. Thursdays are when I feel the weeks’ stress the most, and it felt better to let myself rest than striving to find the charger and finding something to write. I have learned to honor those feelings and practice self-care when I feel tired. I am grateful for all those preceding moments and lessons that have taught me that self-care is important, and not an add-on. I am also grateful that it’s Friday and I have the day off. Next week, my older son goes off to college and I am so excited for him. I remember my college days as fun as well as challenging and filled with diverse experiences. I grew up in those 6 years of staying in a hostel and attending college far away from home. But it is true that as long as we let ourselves, we can continue to grow every year. I hope that I’ll be that person who is still curious and excited about learning and growing even in my 70’s.
I am grateful to have been given the opportunity for being the parent of this young man- his curiosity, drive, and openness to learning from his triumphs and challenges have inspired me greatly ( and remembering these words from Kahlil Gibran). Parenting has taught me as much as I, as a parent, may have taught the boys, and I am grateful for that. It’s a reminder that we all have someone or something to be grateful for at any given moment. I am grateful that we have the company of my younger son- though there is nothing like having a resident teenager to keep you, and your ego, in check- he is growing into himself and it’s like watching a flower bloom.
It’s the end of the week, and as I get ready to share the story of my third creative of the week, I am so grateful for Collectivitea- there is nothing more beautiful than celebrating everybody’s creativity.
I would love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on gratitude? Do you keep a gratitude journal? What are you grateful for? Share your thoughts in the comments section! Have a lovely day! – Priya
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