practice what you preach

We have so much to be incredibly grateful for.  I wish I didn't have to constantly remind myself of his, but the reality is that I do.  And I know I can't be the only one.  We've revolving in this ever-changing crazy world of jealousy and confusion.  Thanks social media for being a consistent effort to show us everyone's highlight reel.

Sometimes I get so lost in these thoughts of how I'm not good enough or how I'm not doing this and that thing that someone else is doing.  But the truth of the matter is that we are all wonderful.  We are all reaching for the stars and aiming for our dreams, just in different ways and through different paths.  We have so much to be grateful for.

At the end of a visit with my doctor the other day, she asked me how I was doing.  She was so sincere and sat down with me and looked me in the eye.  My eyes began to water -- so rarely do people ask us that question these days and actually care about the answer with every fiber of their being.  Sure, maybe it's her job to make sure I'm well, but I felt in my heart it was way more than that.  She was feeling emotional with her responses and advice to me.

I expressed some of my vulnerabilities and anxieties.  She looked at me with so much warmth and reminded me I have so much to be grateful for.  She began listing these things that I already knew... but hearing them from someone else made them much more real and much more relavent.  I'm always encouraging others to be more grateful and thankful, but I've realized I've lost myself in that.  I'm not practicing what I preach to the fullest.

So here's to being more grateful.  More self-loving.  More appreciative.  More caring.  I hope you'll join me in this.

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