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It is so easy to convince ourselves that we are what we are by nature and not by choice. Observe for the day the number of times you - or someone around you - comments "that's just the way I am." Granted it typically occurs when we are being challenged to think in new ways or change behaviors we really don't want to change. But, we say it with such gusto, with such confidence as though we are announcing to the world hard facts that cannot be changed.
The truth is who and what we are is as changeable as the wind and we hold the power to make those changes. Accepting ourselves as less than we area capable of being stunts our growth and prevents us from finding real success and real happiness.
For today, strive to go beyond what you think you are to reach for what you can become as you strive to reach your goals and dreams.
Today, I am grateful for the hidden possibilities in my life, for the courage to seek them out, and the wisdom to recognize them when they come. I am grateful for joyful spirit, a loving heart, and for sunshine.
I am grateful for the talents of others who enrich my life, for shared smiles that bring the day to life, and for the steady warmth of the pellet stove.
I am grateful for spring as it inches ever closer with each passing day, for the morning sun that lights the sky, and for delayed sunsets that get later every day.
I am grateful for seeds that hold an entire plant in their tiny shell, for water that causes them to sprout and grow ,and for the earth they will call home.
I am grateful for the vastness of the Universe, the awe of starry night, and for the sound of silence when the world falls asleep.
I am grateful for my children who are more than I ever imagined children could be, for my husband who stands by me through both the good and the bad, and for friends who bring joy into my life.
And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop and share my day. May you strive to become who you were meant to be as you go forward in the direction of your dreams.