I have always been a glass half full person. Most people hate Mondays. I love Mondays! It is the start of a new week . Everything is up for grabs again.
Say hello to the day!
Most people hate mornings! I love mornings! How can you not love a new day? First, how blessed am I that I woke up this morning. There were a lot of people who did not. Friends always ask me why I continue to get up so early in the morning? “You can sleep in and do things whenever you want to” they say. I still cannot wait to start each day even in retirement. I naturally awake early so I am anxious to get up and start my day. Each day is precious to me and I am blessed to be given another one so I cannot wait to embrace it and enjoy every moment of it.
How blessed am I that my health is good and all my limbs work? That I faced cancer and came through it alive and well and spunkier than ever? Many people do not. I was able to put both feet on the floor and get out of bed on my own? A lot of people cannot.
Say hello to work!
How blessed was I to have a job that I loved with people I respected and enjoyed working with each day? Many people do not have that. Being the morning person that I am, I used to get into the office every day around 6:45 am because I enjoyed the solitude to begin my day. I even started the coffee brewing – yes, even with the use of the coffee pods, our office still liked having a pot of coffee brewing during the day. Now mind you, I never was a coffee drinker but I loved the smell of coffee and I knew my colleagues enjoyed coffee so it was no challenge for me to start a pot. Some of the best took place passing in the coffee room.
Say hello to retirement!
How blessed am I to be able to retire and enjoy this new phase of my life? I get to volunteer in the community, engage with and mentor others, revisit old dreams, travel, visit with family and friends and do things I love to do like write articles for this blog!
Say hello to love!
How blessed am I that the first face I see each day and the last face I see each evening is the face of the man who loves me unconditionally and that this man came into my life when I was in my late fifties and not even looking for love? Truly, truly, blessed.
Say hello to me!
I don’t want to paint a picture that I never have a bad day or never feel down. But all I need to do to lift my spirits is to remember all these things and look to my friends and family who are also blessings in my life and then I cannot help but smile and give thanks and gratitude as I remember how blessed I am to be me on this journey.