I have been reading gratitude posts on SeasonedSistha2 for some time. She regularly participates in Gratitude Sunday and today I read her Thankful Thursday post. That got me thinking. Why have I not started participating in one of those weekly gratitude prompts?
To me, the ability to feel and express gratitude is an incredibly important component of healthy living. I once was taught that depression and gratitude cannot co-exist. I don’t know if that is actually a researched fact, but I believe it to be true. I know that when people begin to focus on gratitude, the negativity within them diminishes and their spirits lift. They also learn to see the positive in events that might normally be considered negative.
So I’m going to practice what I preach and join the Gratitude Sunday prompts.
Today I am feeling grateful for Yvonne, who is known by me as SeasonedSistha2. She was one of the first bloggers I connected with when I started blogging in March of 2014. We met in the Blogging 101 course. She is a 72 year old woman who has been married 55 years to a man she obviously adores. She has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
In her ‘About’ section, she says this about herself:
During this final season of my life, I am going on a journey to define “ME.” Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine my life. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR of starting this new venture as a blogger will be my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: “(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine.” Blogging here I come ready or not!!!
I have very much enjoyed reading SeasonedSistha2’s blog and have greatly appreciated her support of mine. She is a role model for me as I enter the latter stages of my own life. Thank you Seasoned Sistha2.