Yes, there are always things that I wish were different...no avocados for me right now. No more potatoes, etc. ever...
When I'm grateful for all of the details (and I do mean all--even the not so great ones) life just seems to hummmmmm along. I'm connected to all that is life giving; my creativity blooms; joy fills me and I begin to wonder what is next on the horizon.
I have a little trick that I try to remember to do every night once I climb into bed: as I'm falling asleep, I start listing all of the details in life that I am grateful for. All of the tiny blessing that I so often take for granted.......I fall asleep so quickly and the miracle is that in the morning (or even in the middle of the night) I awaken so full of life that it is hard to remember a negative thought.
I can definitely be a Polly Ana, and yes, there are times when it takes me a huge amount of effort to start being thankful. And there are times when I am not quite ready to forgive--which is when gratitude becomes a steep ascent.
Have a wonderful almost spring week-end.
Mary & Jones (poor Cole is becoming arthritic)
who is always grateful for a run in the P-A-R-K (yes,he knows how to spell it).