In The Secret, there is a section on Gratitude. It says, roughly, that if you are constantly grateful for the great things that you do have, that you will attract more great things into your life. A long time ago, before I went to sleep one night, I wrote down all the things that I was grateful for that day. It was a pretty simple and general list, but I barely even scraped the surface. There are so many things to be grateful for every day, and it is important to show gratitude for all of those things. We never know what could be taken away...
I am so blessed. So very blessed. And it is sad to know that I don't appreciate the things that I do have as much as I should.
I am so very lucky to be able to live with my family right now. Although, sometimes it is frustrating to live by rules, or have "restrictions", I know that everything is for my own good and benefit. I love my family with all of my heart. It probably doesn't seem like I do about 98% of the time, but I honestly do. I would do anything for them. All of them. I miss my family in Pennsylvania. I try not to think about the things that I miss out on, but when we only go back once, maybe twice a year, and I can see the differences, and how grown up everyone is, it makes things difficult. My family is the absolute best and they mean the world to me. They are the most caring, and understanding family I could ever ask for. Yes, they are loud and crazy most of the time, but that is just one of the many things that I love.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to go to school and to study the subjects that I choose to study. A lot of the time I get so caught up in the homework and studying and tests, that I really don't think about how many people can only dream about being able to go to school and get an education. I am truly blessed. It is very difficult a lot of the time, but it only helps to make me a better person.
I have a job. I have a job that I love doing. I love being on that stage and performing for everyone. The feeling you get when you see that little girl smiling at you with big eyes and having the time of her life is priceless. It makes all of the long rehearsals, hot summer days, late/early nights, completely worth it. I am so grateful to work with such amazing talent every night. I am amazed at how talented my cast members are. They are beautiful people, inside and out... as cheesy as it sounds, it is 100% true. I have made some life-long friends this summer and I wouldn't have traded it for anything. I have learned much more about myself from these amazing people than I would have on my own. Incredible.
I am grateful for me. For my life, and for all of the amazing opportunities that I have been given, and those to come. I am grateful for the beautiful place that I live. My home, yes, but also this area of the world, and this amazing country. It is absolutely beautiful and I take it for granted everyday. I am grateful for the "Canyon of the Gods" that I work in every night. It is breathtaking.. and yet, I still take it for granted. I am blessed. I am so so grateful for all of my amazing friends who have helped me along the way, and who have help shape who I am today.
I encourage everyone, well whoever reads this, to think about your own lives and find out what you are grateful for. There are millions of things, so start thinking! :D
BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!