Friday, July 8, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Grateful




1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.

2. Link back to The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in her right side bar}

3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.

This week's prompt is: Grateful.

I am filled with gratitude for who and what I have in my life. I am so unbelievably blessed with good friends, family, and people around me. Even in my darkest moments, when I question what in the world is going on, I know that my lows are someone else's dream.

It was in that midsummer moment that I sat in that cathedral and felt a Presence all around me that reassured me that no matter how bad things ever got, or where I went, that I would always, ALWAYS be OK. It was that moment that I realized that no matter what (I thought) my heavy burden was, I would never have to carry it alone...all I had to do was ask for help.

It was in that other midsummer moment when I was only seconds away from what would have been a very painful death that I got my second chance. I was only 20, but yet, through some grace, I was able to sidestep that check-out point and get a second chance, which admittedly some days I feel like I've wasted.

I am grateful for all that has been given to me, and realize that it is my privilege to be able to help others. Not because I have to, but because it's an outward way of showing my gratitude to the Universe.

STOP.

3 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, your "midsummer moments" have been incredible and meaningful. What a gift to have been given a second chance. A wonderful five minute post on gratefulness. You have much to share. :) Blessings.

Danise said...

I too, am grateful for the God of second chances. In so many ways. For life, forgiveness, hope, dreams. Thanks for sharing.

hopeannfaith said...

The world was blessed when you grasped that second chance. Lovely post.
Nice to meet you.
Blessings