This is something I did for a year; it should be easy. But I find my depression and anxiety standing in my way tonight. The word prompt for the day is grateful. And I know there is lot I should be and am grateful for, it’s just the voices in my head try to take the good things from me one way or another.
So, there is the obvious things like food, clothing and shelter, family and friends, words and music. But tonight, I am thankful for many things. After about 20 minutes of the power being out today, I have a stronger awareness of how grateful I am for air conditioning in this heat. I know there are those homeless that need to find a place that is cool and welcoming this time of the year. And some that don’t have air conditioning or just window units to cool one room.
Gratitude is something my doctor says I should embrace every day. It is something that we talk about at least once a month. It is something that can turn a day around if you just take a minute to notice what you have. They say the grass is greener on the other side, but I like my shade of green just fine. It is mine and I am grateful.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – grateful