“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.”
~ Anthony Robbins
Day 21, 3 Blessings
It has been three weeks since I started this gratitude exercise. I have said this several times in previously, but I will say it again because it is the reason I keep writing about my blessings. I am grateful that I am participating in this exercise. It has helped me to focus on what I have and opportunities rather than being a negative nancy. I feel like focusing on gratitude has brought me more things for which to be grateful.
“Sprout wings as you jump off the cliff into optimism.”
~ Barbara Ambercrombie
Fear begets fear. I have lived in fear and I have chosen not to live in fear. What is there to be fearful about, fear is a story you develop in your mind that creates the scariest of circumstances. We usually fear things that never occur. I am grateful that I can acknowledge this, however I am not perfect and I still suffer with this affliction at times. Today I am grateful for the ability to acknowledge and confront fear.
“Fear to a great extent is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story.”
~ Cheryl Strayed
Today while watching my wife play with our child I witnessed a moment that I will never forget. It was a once in a lifetime moment. Now I will tell you that it is not one my wife will cherish, but one hopefully she can laugh at soon. While she was playing and holding our daughter in the air above her, our child vomited straight down onto my wife’s face. It was not funny to her, but it was such a moment of natural beauty to me. Yes, I have a sick sense of humor. I am grateful I witnessed this moment.
“A mother is she who can take all the place of other but her place is not taken by anyone.”
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