Let’s talk “Gratitude” in a different light




I have written posts on gratitude and shared one from Pat Cegan at the “Source of Inspiration” detailing 909 different things to be grateful for. ( https://ptsdawayout.com/2020/04/04/spend-a-little-time-identifying-your-gratitude-instead-of-worrying/ )

Now, I want to explore self gratitude (self compassion).

I am grateful for the tools needed to face my challenges, willpower, courage, humility and the power to take action in the face of unrelenting fear.

I am grateful for the ability to sit in the middle of my unworthiness, observing, without judgment how my abuse tainted my self image.

I am grateful my childhood abuse and decades of suffering has not left me jaded or a victim, but a giver of hope to others.

I am thrilled to see perfection in the most mundane spaces from time to time.

I am also thrilled for the ability to-forgive myself of guilt and regret.

I have enormous gratitude that my need for approval from others has dwindled. There is a quiet confidence, a worthy soul inside me for the first time in my life.

Lastly, I am grateful for my ability to help others in a pure form, not needing reward or status, a gift that occupies the time unworthiness cultivated that field of suffering inside my mind.

I do not ask to be free of challenges, I only ask to have the skills to wage my daily battle.

Attitude and effort, I have learned are what I control.

It is my direct choice if I choose not to have a great attitude and give all out effort.

Failing is impossible when I can muster a good attitude and determined effort in the face of adversity.

Our journey is the important part, goals or reward are above our pay grade.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda on April 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Well said and lived!

  2. Living it is not like winning a contest

    It is a moment to moment awareness if our thoughts and behavior

    I have my moments that are not stellsr

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