A few days ago, a blogging friend lost her young daughter. It came out of nowhere. When I read the news, it felt like someone had punched me in the gut at how terribly unfair and awful life can be, suddenly.
Every Sunday, my friend would put up an Instagram post of three things for which she was grateful, as a way of beginning the week with a feeling of thankfulness, peace and gratitude.
All weekend, I have been thinking about what the family is going through. It’s horrifying to think of your child being taken away and it breaks my heart that anyone has to go through that misery.
Tomorrow is promised to no one. It’s never more important that right now to look around and recognize there is so much beauty and love and positivity in your life. If you’re having a bad day, week, month, year; if you’re going through a trauma; if all that seems to surround you is dark – that’s when it’s most important to find what you’re grateful for right now.
I am grateful for my family.
I am grateful that I have so much love in my life and so many people I love and care for.
I am grateful for all of our good health.
And really, it always comes down to that, doesn’t it? Our people, our relationships and the good health to enjoy them.
Think about the people you love this week and please send some positive thoughts and love to our friend who is suffering.