Gratitude In The Now

beach sunsetThere’s nothing like knowing something is coming to an end to make you grateful and mindful of what you have.  I have a little less than two weeks left here in Florida and I am focusing on getting that time in at the beach and the sun.  It is absolutely gorgeous here, deliciously hot, and I pack my backpack, grab my chair and walk the ten minutes to the beach nearly every day.  Once there, I sit in my chair, often working on my What Color Is Your Parachute exercises, until I’m just boiling hot.  Then I get into the water and swim out to the buoys (about 100 yards each way).  It’s great exercise that leaves me somewhat exhausted.

Although it’s been a tough road being in Florida, it’s also been positive in so many ways.  I’ve overcome more than I thought I ever could, and actually in some ways flourished.  I will sorely miss that beautiful beach, the palm trees, springlike flowers, and wonderful heat.  I’m sure I’ll be happy to be home with family in Colorado again, though.  Counting the days . . .

11 thoughts on “Gratitude In The Now

  1. Lovely post. Thank you for reminding me of how important it is to be grateful. Gorgeous photo. I hope that your last two weeks in Florida are enjoyable, and I wish you the best in your return to family in Colorado. Family support is SO important. I do not know what I would do without mine.

  2. I genuinely understand where you are coming from. Although I loved the sunshine Utah provided for me, I missed Pennsylvania and my family way too much to stay away. Although, I will tell you your description of warm weather makes me jealous. We are getting snow on Friday!

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  3. Has time really gone by this quickly? You stepped out into the unknown and faced challenges along the way, following your heart and health. You are an inspiration of bravery, resilience and perseverance. Revel in your remaining beach-time and embrace home once you’re there

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