Just for today.. this is a good line and am thankful of a friend for reminding me of this line.

You can start it anyway you want, and most of us can do anything for a day, and some of us need to be reminded of certain things everyday.

So today, I will start with it this way;   Just for today I am grateful. I am grateful for a home to live in, a job that I love. I am grateful for my car and the food on the table. I am grateful for my family and friends, that I am able to spend time with them and they are all safe like me.  I am grateful for my body and all that it does for me even when I miss treat it.  I am grateful for the freedom of my country and those who are fighting for us to stay free. I am grateful for my safety, for the ability to think, talk, write, share. I am grateful for all my senses, talents and abilities. I am grateful for the sunrise and the sunset, the beautiful white snow…There really is so much to be grateful for.

Maybe I’ll start with it this way;  Just for today I will not worry. Worry takes up lots of room in my head and pushes out the abundance.  Life is abundant and beautiful.  I have what I need and lots of what I want, so there is no room or need to worry. This is  a great reminder. I often worry out of habit, like I have nothing else to do.  Or; Just for today I will not judge. When we sit in judgement, there is no room for love.

For me, it all comes back to feeling grateful and being full of gratitude. Gratitude for all of life and the abundance of the earth and grateful for all that I have, all that I touch, see, smell, taste, hear, believe. I feel a gratitude in my heart that is overwhelming and love so big it is bigger than the universe, encompassing everything.

Yes, it has been a difficult year, and as I reflect, this day after Christmas and a week away from the new year, I am grateful for the challenges too, for they have made me stronger, made me more grateful and have been powerful teachers, with lessons in staying present,  non- judgement  and non-comparison of  myself to others. Lessons on the wisdom of silence and love, the healing capacity of words and actions. It has been a great year and for everything, I am most grateful.

so how will you start: Just for today…