Facing Gratitude

Instead of focussing on the negative, what is not happening to my liking, I have been tasked looking at the everyday things to be grateful about. It is not easy at times to do this, but I am trying. I know that living or talking about the negative is only draining and self defeating. It serves no purpose beyond venting.

So…facing gratitude…

  • A baby was born, a first grandchild to my SO, healthy and loved. The mother was ill but has recovered.
  • I have work every day this week, plus two additional workshops. I had work every day last week: the majority of the week filled with a process drama workshop that I led, that was most satisfying.
  • My daughter graduated with her Bachelors and was on a national honor society listing.
  • My son-in-law also graduated, with his Masters.
  • A friend celebrated his birthday, one who I was afraid we’d lose to cancer a number of years ago, and has remained “clean”.
  • My cousin reached out to me, with concern and a possible lead to someone who might help with the job search.

So…things to feel grateful for, alongside my many friends, my SO, a place to live, food to eat.

Let me concentrate on all that.

gratitude

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About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on May 28, 2013, in Caring, counseling, Family, Friends, Inspiration, Love, Mindfulness, Support, Transformation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Having a gratitude attitude is everything! Blessings, Stuart!

  2. Some days it’s hard to come up with something to be grateful for, but I do believe that the act of trying to be positive can have a good effect on health.

  3. You have much to be thankful for! Wishing you continued success.

  4. A beautiful list of things! Thank you for sharing you joy 🙂

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