Gonna be a good life, a good good life.

As I write this it’s 2015. Only moments of it left for some of us. Already gone for the rest.

Gratitude.

Each year, each moment, brings new beginnings, adventures, humdrum, disappointments, rewards, pain, love, fear, happiness, hurt, peace, contentment, growth, endings, change, death, life. I feel gratitude.

All we have is now. The present.

We don’t have yesterday, it’s gone. We had it, all it left us with is memories.

We don’t have tomorrow, it hasn’t come. Tomorrow is only perceived, it never actually arrives.

Feel gratitude. Be, just be.

At this moment with my perception, my anticipation of tomorrow’s arrival of 2016, I make a list of what I’m grateful for at this very moment.

  1. Mitzi’s warm fur in my lap.
  2. The new solid oak a table at which I sit.
  3. This here iPad pro thingy from which I blog.
  4. The nagging pain in my shoulder, for I have a shoulder and can feel it.
  5. The sun that is glinting off of the hardwood floor and warming my room as it blinds my peripheral vision.
  6. This creaky old drafty house.
  7. My thoughts.
  8. My husband.
  9. My family, friends and clients.
  10. My work.
  11. My talent.
  12. The air as it cools the inside of my nose.
  13. The US postal service that will deliver all the bills I just finished writing out.
  14. The static of my housekeeper’s radio playing that same Mexican AM radio station yet again.
  15. Celia as she cleans the house and complains about a mess one of the dogs made.
  16. The lingering taste of peanut butter in my mouth.
  17. The color red.
  18. The memories I have of yesterday.
  19. The dreams I have for tomorrow.
  20. The love that fills my heart.

Thank you 2015. A year of memory. Welcome 2016. A year that is yet to come and full of endless possibility.

Peace to us right now, this moment, as we sit in our present.