Saturday, February 25, 2012
I know that in my own life that when I feel grateful, I am blessed with more and more. My father John Rogers used to tell my siblings and I that if you have a grateful heart, your life with be abundant in all ways spiritual. I used to shrug that off as a kid, but I now know and feel the wisdom behind this statement.
I guess most people that know me and my family know that life has not always been a bowl of cherries. Yet I look upon the hardships my family has endured and know without a doubt, that those hardships made me ever more grateful for all that I have.
Life and our attitude towards it, belongs to each one of us. I believe that no one has a perfect life especially as a psychotherapist by trade. I believe part of life is to endure pain. It is what we do with that pain that molds us and makes us better or bitter. I always know that someone has it far worse than I do. How I react to that pain is what separates the grateful heart from the bitter heart.
My love for life is big. I know without a doubt that being and holding my gratefulness in my heart has made my life full. I am not rich by our cultures standards, but I am happy and grateful. I have a lovely home in Minnetonka, two amazing children, a twin sister that survived lung cancer and lives with me and raises my children with me, an amazing career working with homeless at risk families and abundant love in my life.
Yes, life is good and I am grateful.