G-Gratitude

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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.

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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