Choosing to begin
Who says starting something only happens at the beginning of the day, on a Monday, or in January?
It is the last quarter of the year and we feel like we are at the beginning, literally and figuratively. Different place to call home. Different places to shop from. A different church to frequent. The move is bringing us to into a new season: New daily routine. New family dynamics. New priorities.
You can decide to begin RIGHT NOW.
At this very moment, we can choose to be grateful…
For a new opportunity, a fresh start, or a clean slate.
(I am grateful that I have been waking up to a relaxed state after 17 years of having a busy fast-paced big-city lifestyle)
For an open door or open eyes.
(I am grateful I can marvel at the beautiful flowers and pine trees that greet me every morning)
For a possibility or a take-off.
(I am grateful for slow living - just the thing I needed to propel higher)
These are things that I am grateful for at this moment. While there was no mention of anything that I materially own, there are no rules or criteria with what counts as something to be grateful for. There are times I have gratitude for starting something, anything…
Maybe it is a book to read (Oh, the wonderful feeling that you get to spend time with a book that isn’t about learning the alphabet!)
Or likely a job/class (I am grateful for everything I will learn upon saying yes to a new job or enrolling myself into a course)
Even perhaps a better relationship, with someone, with God, with nature or with yourself. (I am grateful for new neighbors, for my renewed spirituality, for living closer to nature, and for a deeper appreciation towards my true self.
Take a moment to think, what is something you started that you are grateful for?