I have a post-it note on my microwave that reads, practice gratitude daily!! (yes it even has the little smiley face). It is one of the first things I read when I start my day and often I read it several times a day. It is a constant reminder of how fortunate I am at this time in my life. Despite working in a job I’m not overly excited about, everything else is going well. I have good health, a network of friends that I’m working on becoming closer with, deeper family ties, financial security, and the gift of merely existing. Life is good.
Most of what I’m enjoying today is the result of some heavy financial lifting I did a few years ago. I’ve been thinking of how grateful I am to my former self and thought I would write him a letter letting him know how much I appreciate what he did and how the choices he made have allowed me to get closer and closer to my conception of the good life. What you read below is that letter. Read the rest of this entry »