Gratitude Journal #7

**If you couldn’t distinguish what the picture was, it’s the exotic fruits jackfruit and mangosteen. Yum!!

Hello friends!!

I’m still in quarantine as of now, waiting for the governor to announce when it’s safe for my line of work to return. It amazes me how much time has flown by. There were lots of personal reflections that have taken place within the past three months and from that came true gratitude for my family, life, and my relationship with God.

  1. I’m grateful for my dad.
    This may seem redundant because I’ve expressed how grateful I am for my dad before, but seriously you guys, he is the best. I’m so grateful for the time I’ve received to spend with him these past few months. During my stay in Minnesota, I noticed all of the little things he does for my family and I. He always stocks up the car with water bottles to make sure we stay hydrated, prepares fruit so it’s ready for us when we’re back from a walk (as pictured above), always fills the fridge with several bags of mini bell peppers because he knows they’re my favorite, fixes everything around the house, and so much more. The list is endless. He’s incredibly thoughtful and for that, I’m so grateful. :)
  2. I’m grateful for this time to reflect.
    I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I want in life during this quarantine. I mean, with all of this time stuck with your thoughts, what else are you gonna do, ya know?? But seriously, this time has helped bring focus back to my passions, purpose, and goals in life. I’ve had time to realize that I had distractions in my life that were deterring me from reaching my potential. I’m thankful for this moment of clarity that will help get me back on track.
  3. I’m grateful for my relationship with God.
    Before quarantine, I haven’t been the best at keeping up my end of the relationship with God. Unfortunately, I got lost in worldly desires and had allowed distractions to push me away from God. I’m thankful that despite my flaws and past inconsistencies, He has forgiveness and is always there waiting for me.
  4. I’m grateful for my mom and her wisdom.
    My mom is such an inspiration and I’m so grateful to be her daughter. She is resilient, incredibly hard-working, and so kind. I’m so grateful to be able to share details of my life with her without judgement. She’s always there to lend a listening ear, share her words of wisdom, and somehow knows exactly what to say in that moment. What do ya know, moms really do know best.

The uncertainty of everything right now can be unsettling but I encourage you to try and find the positives in your life. Through these trying times, there is still sooo much goodness to be found in the world. :)

Cindy

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