Finding Moments to be Grateful

July 26, 2014

boudoir studioI have to be honest, these last few weeks have just FLOWN by for me. Now that I have the opportunity to shoot in the studio of my dreams, there isn’t a day that I don’t leap out of bed with excitement. Not only that, the days themselves race by me in a blur. Between shooting and marketing and post-production and working on my e-book, there rarely seems a minute to do anything else.

One of the great things about pursuing your passion is that if you want it to work, you’ll have to do it all the time…or, better put, you get to do it all the time. You lose sleep, you miss meals, your friends wonder what’s happened to you…

But it’s in the midst of all of this insanity that I have to remind myself to stay centered, to realize that where I’m at today comes from years of effort and diligence, and sometimes even hardship. And so, when I look around me now, I have to make it a point to be grateful, to recognize and appreciate the beauty and the joy that has come into my life.

When things are going well for us sometimes it’s easy to just get complacent, to look at all the good things around us and not see them for the beautiful gifts that they are. When we’re rushing around and everything is chaos, that’s when it’s the most important to take a moment to just be grateful, to look around you and thing, wow, look where I’m at, look at all the people who’ve stood by my side to support me…

Being grateful also allows you to prepare a space in your life for what’s on the upcoming horizon. Instead of being anxious about the future, we can be at peace knowing that everything we’re experiencing now is simply preparing us for what’s just ahead.

Life is an incredible journey, and you shouldn’t waste a single moment doing something which makes you unhappy, if there’s an opportunity to do something that brings you joy and fulfillment, that makes you grateful.

Because today, that’s what I am, grateful.

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