It’s 6:30am on a Sunday morning, and I can’t fall back asleep. Normally I post an article about complex concepts, pre-written and edited with precision and great care. Today I simply want to express gratitude.
I’m grateful to everyone who has ever helped me, hugged me, comforted me, talked to me, made me laugh, or just sat with me. I’m grateful for human connection.
I’m grateful for a roof over my head, food in my kitchen. running water, and a car.
I’m grateful to my parents, Jim and Betsy, for everything they did to ensure that I had a good life and an education. I’m grateful that they love me and have always told me so. For all the ways, big and small, that they have supported me throughout the years. Without them I wouldn’t even be here.
I’m grateful for the meetup groups I have attended here in Austin. From divorce support, to acapella singing, to women’s groups, to entrepreneur groups, to Toastmasters. Everyone has taught me something, and I have met some amazing people.
I’m grateful that I can use my body and my voice to help other people. How cool is that?
I’m grateful that you heard my words today. Thank you for reading.