I've been debating whether or not to write this post because I like to keep my blog on the lighter side of life and focused on the simple things that bring me joy. However, this past weekend my thoughts have been far from the lighter side of life. My hubby is in Vegas for a boys weekend, but it's not the typical "boys weekend" you might be thinking. A good friend of his has been fighting a long battle with cancer, but has been told it is a war he will be unable to win. This Vegas weekend is for celebrating his life now with him and not waiting, because life follows its own course which is often not what we've planned for it.
So here I sit this weekend reflecting. I've been thinking a lot about this past year and how upset I was to have to leave our life in Calgary and move miles away to somewhere new and start all over again. I justified my poor attitude by saying it was "the house", "the reno", "the town", and as I sit here today reflecting on it all, I realize that we don't always get to pick our path, or choose where we live, but we do have the power to make the best of what we are given and move forward.
Today I decided to start a gratitude journal. We often get so wrapped up with the things that matter the least in life that it can be easy to forget what is truly important. So I am making a commitment to write down what I am thankful for because every day we are given is truly a blessing and life is just too short to not celebrate every single moment of it.
So how about you, do you keep a gratitude journal? If so, has it helped bring balance to your life and keep you focused on the things that matter the most? This is my hope for my journal.