31 Days of Gratitude – Day 15

It’s hard for me to come up with what to say I am grateful for today. This is one of those days where I am not feeling grateful, for whatever reason, but I can still choose to be grateful for something.

Man, this is hard. I notice it is hard for me to make the shift to gratitude when I am tired and not feeling good in my body. I notice it is hard for me to choose gratitude when so many other emotions are clamoring for attention – and then the lovely pile of judgment that goes with that. How human of me.

As I am writing this, I am noticing that I am referring mentally back to my other posts – about how I am grateful for my body and how there are days when gratitude is more about choice than feeling. Suddenly, and subtly,  I feel better in my body, and more willing to make this choice.

Day 15: I am grateful for honesty. Honesty with self. Honesty with others. Honesty that points a marker to where we truly are, so that we can make the shift to where we want to be. We cannot reach a destination if we do not know our starting point. Sometimes, our starting point is hard to admit, and that may be what holds us back from moving forward. Honesty breathes life into the possibility of growth.