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Living In Gratitude: Weekly Intention

This is a personal journal entry by Soul Fetch co-founder, Brenda Lorenzo, on gratitude. Through Brenda's POV on her life, she hopes to inspires you all to take the time today to set a daily intention of gratitude and recognize all that life has to offer.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Dear God,

I want to start off by thanking you for my incredible life. It’s hard to believe I can forget how precious life is or how lucky I am to experience the vastness of your love. I thank you for the smallest moments - like being able to soak in pure joy through a flash of my children’s smile or smelling the scent of my husband and feeling at home. It really is hard to believe that I can see past all the wonder my day has to offer. I’m sorry (to myself) for forgetting to practice gratitude, because right now, in this moment, my heart is filled with joy. 

I feel so grateful for all the love I receive from my family and friends. A love that consumes me if I make myself aware of it. Today, I am sleep deprived, but this intention to feel gratitude is allowing me to live in the moment. 

I am aware of small details of love. I am conscious of all my senses and grateful that they are all intact to bask in the joy it brings! This morning I am aware that I am able to see my family, hug them, hear their laughter, smell the coffee and taste my breakfast. If I were an alien, I would beg to have an experience like this. It’s so simple God, but we take it for granted. We are on auto-pilot and forget, but thank you for the choice to remember. To sit here in gratitude. 

Gratitude is the little key needed to unlock all that life has to offer – love and joy. Gratitude is choosing to be aware of the good that is in front of you, in the present moment. My son, Roman, woke me up many times in the night. I am not even sure if I slept? On paper, I should be a grouchy gremlin, but I am not. It took one moment of gratitude to snap me out of my negative expectations of the day. I felt grateful for the extra time my husband let me sleep in (he even got late to work). I was woken up with hugs and kisses from my husband and hearing how excited my children were to see me really was a treat. On a different day, I could have seen past that. Now, I am choosing to remember it. 

At times, I miss this because my mind wants to be somewhere else (probably back in bed, sleeping). Today, I really noticed the sound of Roman’s laugh and Ella’s beautiful smile. I noticed how amazing my children are and how much I enjoy spending my days with them. I am so grateful to have everything I need. I am grateful that I have a husband who fully supports me and provides for us. I am grateful that I get to be a mother and have healthy, happy children.

Today was a wonderful day – filled with hugs, kisses, tears, tantrums, laughs… and so much LOVE. The state of gratitude welcomes love and beauty and joy in every moment. We may judge our lives as imperfect, I know I do, but it can feel perfect when you invite gratitude. 

Hope our Soul Fetch family feels grateful today. Thank you God, always. Life is beautiful.

Love,
Brenda xx
Co-Founder of Soul Fetch

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