I am ever so entirely grateful for this life I get to live.
I am grateful that when I wake up, that I am real. I am in this moment as honestly as I will be in the next. I am one whole being – heart, intellect, spirit – and perhaps not pure or perfect, but I will continue in my pursuit of right wholeness.
I am grateful that I don’t have to live in fantasies or dualities or lies or dreams. There is no imagination, no fantasy world, that I can conceive that could ever compare to this real, present life that is mine. There is no lie worth purchasing at the expense of my soul. There is no dream that I would prefer more than the ones already added to my pursuit of the kingdom. I am exactly on the right path to the exactly right person I want to be.
I am grateful that I am single. I am grateful that I don’t need to be in a relationship to find meaning and fulfillment. I am grateful that I know love – real, true, deep love – and that it fills me up and overflows into every aspect of my life. I am grateful for the strength it has produced within me – the strength to be alone and not lonely, to let go, to achieve, to pursue the best things. I am grateful that at the end of the day, when I lay my head down and close my eyes and allow my spirit to sing me a lullaby – that I know this place and time and hour is all perfection. It is well with my soul. If I am meant to be alone all my years – it would be a joy and an honor and delight to continue on the journey I see before me. I would not trade who I am for anything.
I am grateful. I am grateful for the truth that has grown up in my spirit and produced such abundant life. I am grateful for the things I have achieved, for the glorious and impossible things I have done. I am grateful that I do not have to wish or want for a day that might have been, nor do I have to sit on the platform of my own achievements – but that, ahead of me, the best things lie in wait.
I am a peculiar treasure hidden in the heart of my God.
For that I am breathlessly, profoundly, deeply grateful.