Gratitude for all the moments leading up to this one. The difficult steps. The beautiful steps. The entire journey.
Gratitude that I am experiencing life, that I am part of this moment.
Gratitude for the things that come easy to me. Gratitude for my challenges.
Gratitude for those in my heart. Gratitude for those who have tested me and strengthened my heart. Gratitude for my sense of sight to see them. Gratitude for my sense of hearing to listen to them.
Gratitude for my sense of touch and for my body – all the parts that move when I ask them to; let them teach me about letting go. Gratitude to the places of tension in my body; let them teach me about holding on.
Gratitude for my sense of smell and my sense of taste as I enjoy each bite of food. Let this food nourish me and bring good health to my body.
Gratitude for the thoughts created in my mind. Gratitude for the rare and fleeting spaces between thoughts.
Gratitude for each cycle of breath for therein lies a complete cycle of life.