A Lesson of Gratitude




Ever wake up on mornings to just be thankful for the roof over your body, the blanket that kept you cozy and warm, and the plush pillow that gave your head comfort through the night?

I find it’s those very simple things that are the things that we should be thankful for every day.

Yet it’s those same little things, that we each so often take for granted.

Upon awaking, the aim for the majority of my mornings consist of my hands reaching out to the ceiling, the apples of my cheeks perk up as my teeth appears from my smile. And here I am, awake, proceeding to be thankful for another beautiful day.

Because I realized, we have so much to appreciate in this world.

The beauty of these lively moments happen all around us. All the time…constantly…always moving… always evolving…always changing. Yet being wrapped up in the daily motions of life, we tend to not see the more important things, we forget to be grateful of all the abundance that we each have—that we each own.

As  long as we are here, no matter who we are or where we stand, we are all fighting an epic battle. No matter what kinds of battles are being fought behind our pretentious masks, there are those out there fighting to simply be alive. Both you and I, are given that opportunity of the karma to just be healthy and well.

Therefore, it doesn’t quite matter whether the glass is half empty or half full. The point is, there is a glass.

So I hope as you continue on through your week, you can raise your glass and hold it up to the sky to just say thank you. 

That you can utter the words,

“I’m thankful to be here.

I’m thankful to be healthy.

I’m thankful to be whole.

I’m thankful for all of the amazing relationships around me.

I’m thankful for clean air to breathe in, clean water to drink and bathe in.

I’m thankful to those that came before me.

That paved a better road for me to walk on today.”

It shouldn’t have to boil down to just one day of the entire year for us to express our gratitude.

You will find that when you can express gratitude in the smallest, simplest things, doors will open in places that were once locked. 

No matter how busy your life may get, or no matter how rough the roads. Just simply take your tender hands, place it over your heart.

Feel it beating.

Realize that that’s you.

That’s your purpose.

You’re here for a special reason.

I believe we are all here to learn the many lessons of life. These lessons are also lessons of gratitude.

The potentials of life are often underestimated. So together, let’s just be grateful and make our days absolutely ridiculous. 

Ridiculously amazing.

In Love and in Light,

Sandy Vo

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