I keep a list of things I want to share on this blog. The list is always much longer than my life will allow. But occasionally, I run across something that reminds me of what I really want to share, what I've been thinking about all along.
For months now, I've been thinking about gratitude, about how absolutely grateful I am for my life, for all the ups and downs, triumphs and despair. I've thought a lot about being a kid, being someone who's been able to chase dreams, who's had the satisfaction of seeing some of those cherished wishes come true. Part and parcel of those dreams are the unexpected joys, the quiet moments that turned my life upside down, the experiences that shattered me into a million pieces and then put me back together again.
I'm grateful. I love that I'm here, that I get to take part in this life. I am grateful for all of the dreams that have come true, especially the ones I couldn't articulate or even hope to realize on my own. I'm grateful for the amazing people I've met on this journey, the kaleidoscope of perspectives that have transformed my life. I am so grateful for this unparalleled gift - all of it.
Have a happy weekend!
(This quote is from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The typography comes via Pretty Zoo.)