Sitting by the river

Yesterday, one of my best friends from Rwanda and I took a lovely stroll around a local nature park.

While we were sitting and chatting on the dock by the river, I zoned out for a second while she was talking.

The good news is that it wasn’t because I wasn’t interested in what she was saying.

I zoned out because I was overwhelmed with gratitude that I have access to such beauty and fulfillment in this life.

I have:

• Daily access to food and clean drinking water.
• A comfortable bed.
• A job I absolutely love.
• A tribe of friends and family who are alive and healthy.
• This blog, where I can write out my thoughts and hear what others think about them.

It can be easier said than done…but one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself (in good times and in bad) is hyper-focus on what you have and what you’re grateful for.