Its the start of a new week and a new month, and as I closed out the old and welcome the new; I do so with deep gratitude despite the many emotional challenges faced. The choice to give voice to gratitude is not always easy, but at the root of gratitude is the understanding that gratitude is a power much bigger than self and when we take time to honour it, we are rewarded with moments of enlightenment, we would otherwise miss.
Like the moment you realise a life long dream has been lived.
I love writing and it has always been my dream to have a desk by the window, with a view that inspires. I had always equated this vision of myself and the view as close to nature as possible, in my 4 bed house, somewhere in the Idyllic Kent countryside. And so when in 2010, I moved into my rented second floor flat, 10 minutes from the Town Centre, I gave no thought to this dream becoming a reality in the space I occupied. A an estate block is a far cry from the Kent countryside!
With the birth the birth of my little one in 2020, several lockdowns; working from home, schooling from home, we have manipulated our living space more times than I care for. All in an attempt to get the balance right for the whole family. Throughout this time and the 11 years I have lived in my two bed flat, I never thought to simply just put my desk by the living room window. “That would just be odd”, It thought.
And then last week I walked into the front room of my home and there was my desk along the window ledge of the best view in the entire flat. I could see straight across the playground, out to the estate entrance, and to the shops along the stretch of the main road. I sat in gratitude and marvelled that my dream had been fulfilled, in the place I leased expected it, at the exact time I needed it.
It wasn’t leafy Kent, but I was filled with such gratitude. Gratitude that reminded me; sometimes what we need may not come, as we expect or when we want. But it will show up when we least expect and exactly as we NEED it! but when those moments come, we have to be open to gratitude so we can see it.
Don’t miss great moments, because of temporary situations