Life is too short, so I choose to live it happily and with no regrets. I choose to start my day being grateful and thankful for everything I have and everything that I do not have because my life is perfect just the way it is.
I take a big breath of air, and I feel my lungs expand and accept the oxygen into its space. The intake of air gives me strength. I place my feet firmly on the ground, and I am thankful to have two walking legs that can take me places and can get me into runs that feel like flying.
I wash my face, and I look in the mirror, and I remind myself that I am beautiful, intelligent, generous and kind. I promise myself that I will love me and others more today than I did yesterday. I look outside the bathroom window, and I see the sunrise; the significance of a new beginning. I am so happy to have a chance to re-do, to be re-born and start again. If yesterday I did something less than stellar, today I will do it differently to gain different results.
I get in my car, and I am grateful to have my hooptie-do to take me to all the places I need or want to be. I get to go to work, to the mall, to the grocery store, to the park, to the zoo. As long as I have time, I can go there because I have my car, so I am grateful for that.
I look outside the window of my office, and I spy all the people coming in, I am grateful for their voices, their stories, and their liveliness which makes my day go by fast. I am grateful for my job which has given me so much and most importantly because it has enabled me to provide for my son.
I come back home, and I am so happy to see my son doing his homework. My heart swells with pride at his blossoming independence, his kindness, his intellect, his wisdom. I am so grateful to have this young man in my life. I don’t remember life before him.
I open the fridge and take out all the ingredients for the next meal. I am so happy that I have a working fridge and food in my pantry and refrigerator, so I can cook quick and delicious meals for my son and I. I am elated when my son finishes a whole plate.
As I lay my head on my pillow, I am thankful for the roof that’s over me, for the sheets that cover my body and keep me warm throughout the night and the snoring that comes with my cat, dog, and son. All are resting soundly, and I feel so blessed to have my family with me. I close my eyes, and I am thankful for the day I had today because I know tomorrow is not promised.