TRULY, I’M THANKFUL, October 23, 2023, @pat_garcia @RRBC_ORG #RWISA #RRBC_Community @RRBC_RWISA #WritingCommunity @TheIWSG #RomanceReader #bloggers

I woke up this morning, lay in my bed, and counted the movements of my lungs. I had to smile because, for many, that is foolishness, a waste of time. I call it awareness.

Turned over and left my bed without needing someone to help me, showered, chose what I wanted to wear and dressed, and then went downstairs.

Had what I wanted to eat for breakfast and began planning the tasks I needed to do before they became urgent, and pushed me into a stressful mode that would make my week difficult and me angry. 

Yes, my calendar is full. However, a full calendar shows me the necessity of putting God first-–to show gratitude if I want to see any progress in my tasks. Whether cooking, writing, reading a chapter in a good book, listening to good music, or paying attention to what is happening around me and reaching out to help, taking the time to meditate first is necessary for me. It’s my time to look toward Heaven, regardless of whether it is night or day, and to tell God I am truly thankful. 

Have a lovely week, and take care.

Shalom shalom

Pat Garcia