A moment of deep gratitude
My granny turned 89 years old yesterday and after the birthday party as I came home and put my little one to sleep, I felt immense gratitude that I have such wonderful people in my life. She gets to see 4th generation (my son) and I get to be surrounded by so many years of wisdom and experiences from her. Even though we fight, we have misunderstandings and differences, we love each other. It made me think and remind myself how important are the moments with family and the moments to say thank you, to be grateful for everything that is free in our life but what we take for granted. The family, the gatherings, the love, the support, the wisdom, even the arguments because through these we grow, if we choose to.
As my son was sleeping and I laid down next to him and watched him, I thought about me being his age, and how would I view the world then and after I imagined being the age of my Granny, looking back at so many experiences and moments. And that was the mindgame I played, what would a child say to you when he-she sees you being angry, being sad all the time, being so frustrated with problems and work and worries and focusing on thing that do not matter on the grand scheme….He-she would want you to cheer up and see the good stuff in life, the beauty of the moment, embracing life with open heart cheerfully and laughing….Not holding grudges.
What would 89 year old Granny say to you? She would say there are so many painful experiences in life that sometimes we just have to go through, like the War and starvation at that time.. But it is okay…we will survive and we can move on, nothing lasts forever…She has trained her mind to be strong and capable to face all the challenges and overcome them.
And at that moment I just felt so much gratitude towards my life, that I have all these people in my life who love me, who notice me, who hear me and see me.I am so proud of them and love them a lot.
Gratitude is everywhere, it is about bringing it to attention.
Love you much,