Each morning I sit down in front of this screen and keyboard to again write about something I am grateful for. Getting up an hour earlier each day was a little of a challenge at first, but the rewards and benefits from these regular expressions of gratefulness have quickly out weighted that slight discomfort.
Over this pass weekend I was talking about this blog with a friend and he asked “Would you still write it every day if people were not reading it?” My first response was “Of course!” Thinking about it since then I need to amend my reply.
Since my friend posed the question, it has kicked around in my head for a few days. In that time I have come to realize without readers I would not be as consistent. Oh, I’d still write if only a handful visited this site each day, but it would be easy then to skip days when I felt life was throwing ‘more important things’ at me. I fear that would often be the case if the importance you lend to my efforts was gone.
With that awareness I have come to realize how important the time is which you give me each day when you read my blog. Each person who reads even just one, becomes part of the communal voice in my ear that urges me on. Even on the days when I sit down and have no idea of what to write about, something always comes because I believe it has to. I find it quite amazing what can be accomplished when enough importance is placed on it. It gives fresh meaning to the thought “things get done not based on time available, but on the priority something is given”.
This morning I am grateful for you! There is true thankfulness in my heart for the time you spend reading goodmorninggratitude.com. I know some days are better than others and want you to know of my appreciation for hanging in there especially when the material is at best just so-so. The sheer number of people now reading this blog is difficult to wrap my mind around. I never dreamed something like this could happen. All the encouragement and support I have received has blown me away.
The result of this experiment (with your help) is my perspective of the world has changed profoundly for the better. A thousand thank you’s is not enough for the gratefulness I feel this morning for all who have come to read good morning gratitude. Thank you for the mining I do in my soul and mind each day in order to find the subject for the day. Thank you for the tears I have shed and the emotions with that have been triggered as I dig deeper and deeper. Thank you for helping bring my real and true self more accurately into my own view. Thank you for telling your friends and family about goodmorninggratitude.com. Thank you for the almost constant awareness I have now of the goodness in my life. Because you read, I write!
I want to return a little of the benefit you have helped to bring to my life for the last three months. With out fail, the song in this video at the link below ALWAYS makes me feel better. Any mood is brightened when I hear the recording of Israel”IZ” Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole’s peaceful voice and ukulele. That gentle Hawaiian man left behind good medicine I can take anytime I need it. I hope it serves you positively as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9KHo9z86rA
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me.
Of course I look at the glass half full. The only time I would look at it half empty is when I think about how good the first half tasted. Drew Deyoung