Each night when I lay my insomniac head on my pillow, I pray.
I’m not going to get into which God or which faith- which afterlife or which firmaments. I’ve learned not to discuss politics or religion in most mixed company. Seeing a wine glass shatter its red contents against a wall, just one time, was enough for this woman.
At the end of my prayers, I think about gratitude… A daily GRATITUDE List could be a universal panacea, in my humble opinion. Most of us are experts when it comes to whining, bitching and being dramatic. It can take a practiced hand to pen a score of our most blessed times or the wonders we experience.
On any given day, I script the pros and cons of each highlighted occurrence. On some days, the struggles are more numerous than the pleasures…And of course, vice versa.
Originally, my list was rather basic;
As time went on and I tried to be more abstract, I added;
Recently, my insomniac mind became a bit more philosophical;
Further along the cognition stages, I’ve realized that the following are closer to my satisfaction;
Try as I might, there was still an empty slot- that “AHA!!” moment when everything falls into place. The be-all of words that sums up ALL that I am grateful for…
No, no and no. Damn!
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh