I believe in gratitude. I believe my life has been touched by grace in ways I never expected, and I know that there are many things I’ve endured that I considered nightmares as I went through them, but which I now view as enormous blessings.
If you’ve followed me at all in my journey, either here on my blog or in real life, you’ll know that a major turning point for me was when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. The years that followed, where I chased health and wellness like a rat in a maze, were frustrating, and frightening and difficult.
But in overcoming these challenges, and then, in becoming an expert on health and wellness, and an advocate for clients suffering from their own nutritional issues, particularly my own roadblock to health, thyroid, I have found a path that is satisfying and enriching, materially, emotionally and spiritually, and I consider the journey as well as the destination God-given gifts.
I am grateful to feel healthy. I am grateful to be doing work I love, and to help others work through their own struggles. I am truly grateful for all of the trouble and distress I had to go through, because in coming through it, it brought me here.
And I like it here. I like working with all of you. I like helping people find health, or helping them find the strength and courage they need to reach toward health. It’s humbling and rewarding and soul-affirming. I am very blessed.
As we move into the month of Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll take some quiet time to reflect on what’s important to you, and then give thanks for it. It is so easy to become caught up in what we don’t have, what we think we’re missing, that we fail to see the abundant blessings in front of us.
If you feel so moved, take a good long look at your life, and count your blessings. I happen to believe most of us have a great deal to be thankful for. I hope you agree, and that this month, you’ll take some time to dwell on your bounty with gratitude.