Today is a great day. Yes it is because I have love in my life, peace in my heart and happiness in my soul. It’s taken much of my life to be able to say this. As I sit here and write, my puppy is curled up next to me on the floor. I can hear my washing machine cleaning my clothes and the dryer is drying the first load. My house is clean and I just finished food shopping. These are the places that I have found my peace. After leaving the food store I felt grateful for being able to buy the food. It warmed my heart. As I grow older I am realizing the joy in all the little things.
On this day there is no drama floating around me. I have found solace in being able to sit and write at this moment. Today I have to pay the mortgage and I am able to do that. Peace surrounds me knowing that I am well cared for. We are having hot dogs for dinner and I’m completely satisfied that I have a dinner plan. I find relief that I don’t have to worry what’s for dinner because cooking is not my favorite thing to do and I get stressed out each morning when I try to figure out what I’m going to make for dinner. But at this moment I can feel peaceful about that.
The small comforts of home bring me tremendous joy. After food shopping today I realized that I was able to afford snacks, so after dinner we will be able to sit down and relax while watching television and enjoy our snacks. What a gift that is. It’s not about the food. It’s about the comfort of home. It’s about the warmth of knowing I am so blessed with all these different little things in this 24 hour day. In 24 hours there can be so many moments of being grateful for all of life’s pleasures.