Sounds easy enough to answer! Hmm, but why is it so hard to think of examples? Do you recognize this? The easiest questions are often the hardest ones to answer.
A lot of things that people say they are grateful for, I see as everyday things that are ‘normal’. Not something I have to be grateful for. Reading back on this, it sounds a bit pretentious and horrible. So I am going to hit the ‘reset’ button and tell you what I am grateful for today!
1. Sleeping through the night! (yes, Paul snores)
Win! A night without any wood chopping noises! I felt energized waking up this morning because I finally had a good night’s sleep! What a difference! (although I do have to admit that I snore as well.)
While I was working I received a message from Paul, who was working in the bedroom. It said: ‘Look outside’. I did and saw it snowed! I love snow! It makes me happy and appreciate nature’s beauty!
3. My students!
I am an online Dutch teacher and enjoy this very much. My students give me energy by learning my language and motivate me with their enthusiasm to keep doing what I love.
4. My mother!
She is awesome! We called today and had such a nice conversation. She still lives in the Netherlands, while I continue to travel the world. It has been like this for almost 3 years, and it is one of the highlights of my day when I talk to her and am able to see her.
5. Tonight’s dinner!
Yes, another attempt to cook! Don’t worry, this time it turned out quite good! I am grateful that I am able to eat the food I enjoy.
Curious about the recipe? Click here.
So tell me. What are you grateful for today?