That's rather redundant isn't it? Gratitude for Change? Change is occuring right Now, every millisecond. To be specific, I am grateful for positive change which I can speak out about. I saw a multitude of friends I have not seen in months and months, and of course the same banalities in conversation: "What's new? ... How's work?... What are you up to?..." The past year, my answer has been equally banal:"Nothing. Nothing. Nothing." But last night, with my my face alight (not just the contacts) and I can say "Wonderful!" -- thrice!
I felt like a braggadocio; exclaiming the wonders of my school and duties. Friends were "Ooh, Ahh...Wow!", with mouths agape. I am unendingly grateful to experience the changes over the past few years, and to be where I am in life, on all planes of existence. It was worth the wait, though I couldn't see that at the time. I even have begun to realize that everything changes and will continue to do so and I can accept that fact now. No longer fighting to stay on the crest, where the view is perfect and the ride is easy. Now I can expect the trough, and I slide down into it, take a deep breath, and relax, rather than struggle.
I had to repeat myself a lot last night (about my glowing contact lenses): "No, they don't hurt; Yes, I can see; Yes, I've worn contacts before; No, I don't need a prescription; No, I don't mind you staring; Sorry they are freaking you out!"
What I really enjoyed repeating over and over again, to the question of "How's your new school?", was "I love it!"
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!