Gratitude Monday

I usually write these gratitude posts on Sunday night, just so it can be scheduled to post in the early AM and I don’t have to worry about it when the usual hassles of work firing up for another week start kicking in. Some weekends things happen that make it very easy to come up with something for this post, because whatever it is I write about is front-and-center in my mind, and it is easy to express gratitude for whatever it was.

Then there are weekends like this one, or days like today, where nothing particularly notable happened. Just a quiet couple of days where I was in essentially a good mood the whole time, just tackling a few chores, getting stuff done, etc. Nothing earth shaking, nothing even worth talking about.

That in itself, though, is cause for gratitude. Considering the struggles so many people have just to get through their day, the life I have is unbelievably easy. Whether they are folks in other countries where they live with war, or the aftermath of these terrible storms, or even people who may live in my neighborhood struggling with addictions or toxic relationships or any of a number of potential problems. It’s something I probably don’t take enough time to sit back and reflect on.

So today, I am just grateful, very grateful, for my simple, easy life. Whatever problems I may have, in the greater scheme of things, are nothing.

 

About Chris La Tray

Chris La Tray is a writer, photographer, and wannabe adventurer. He lives and travels from Missoula, MT.
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9 Responses to Gratitude Monday

  1. Victoria says:

    I like to be grateful for the quiet times too. They’re always eventually interrupted.

  2. Leah J. Utas says:

    Yes, being thankful for the easy days is important.

  3. April says:

    Enjoy the down time!

  4. Chris Barnes says:

    Awesome reminder La Tray. Love it.
    “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  5. Patti Abbott says:

    Hard days are usually in my head. I certainly have an easy life compared to most people. But the black funk descends and I need to reminded of this.

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