This is my version of the A to Z challenge
G – Gratitude
Meaning: being grateful or thankful
I know I’m a bit behind with the letter G. I was trying to think of a good word to use and my thoughts kept coming back to Gratitude.
Ever since I moved to Texas, I kept thinking about what I was leaving behind in Oregon. More than anything, I miss the beauty. The woods, the mountains, lakes, rivers, all of Nature’s glory to behold. I also have a very dear friend there that I miss terribly.
What I saw of Texas was, city, city, city. I saw the traffic, the noise, the throngs of people. And the heat! I thought I was going to melt! I had blinders on, because that’s all I saw.
Now, I’ve loved my job and have been grateful for it and the people I work for/with, from day one. But other than that, I couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
All I saw of Texas was the negative.
It’s taken me almost 5 years to decide that living in Texas is a good thing. Sure, there are still things I miss about Oregon. But now, I’m able to see the beauty around me. Now I’m enjoying the shorter, milder winters. The growing season here is so much longer!
I also have made life-long friends here; people that I love and cherish for being in my life. These are now people that I can hardly imagine my life without.
Gratitude. Yes. Absolutely.
I have so many blessings here. I am thankful to have the wonderful life that I have now.