Funny how words find you.
I’ve felt some great days of immense joy and happiness over the last several day. And not seeing those twinkling lights of joy has made me miss it immensely – to the point where it’s hard when its gone – you miss the glow of those lights.
And the piece of this quote that speaks to me – “joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude and inspiration.”
I am grateful for my life – the ups and the downs, the good and the bad, the easy and the hard.
I am grateful for those in my life – however much they can physically be present, I am grateful there are ways to stay connected even if it is not the same. I am grateful there are people in my life – loves of my life – that I have to miss. Even if missing them hurts – and knowing they miss me is not easy for them.
I am grateful for those moments of joy as those moments lift me up – give me great reasons to smile – to laugh – and to feel like life is good even if it isn’t what I would like right now.
I guess not matter how I’m feeling – no matter the ups or the downs (including the PMS induced downs) – I am grateful for it all.
And the fact I can count my blessings….
The fact I have people to miss….
The fact I have these feelings in my heart…..
Well, it is not lost on me that I should be grateful for that too – because people don’t always have full lives where there is joy strung together like that.
So to read those words, reflect on it all, it reminds me of how lucky I am. And that helps. And it helps me remember that I need to live between those moments gracefully, gratefully, and inspired that there will be more of those moments because there are people who along with me want more moments of joy.