"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust
My heart is filled with gratitude this morning. I'm grateful for my beloved MR N. I'm grateful for my family and friends. I'm grateful to God for everything in my life. I'm grateful I got to spend over four decades with my maternal grandfather.
My grandfather is going into the hospital this morning to have his pacemaker replaced. He's nervous and that makes me nervous. This man has been a rock of strength to me ever since I was born. He was like a second father and he molded me into the woman I am today. His nervousness gives me pause and I wonder if last night is the last time I'll ever hear his voice.
But I'm not going to wallow in the unknown. I'm going to concentrate on all the wonderful ways I'm grateful to my grandfather for all he taught me about life and love.
He shared his love of baseball with me.
He shared his passion for learning and teaching with me.
He taught me the value of kindness and humility.
He helped me excel in school and stuck up for me when no one did.
Through tough love, he taught me right from wrong.
Most of all, he loved me with all his heart.
Are you grateful to those who helped shape you into who you've become?
You should, for they are the gardeners of your spirit and soul. They don't always tell you what you want to hear but they know what you need to hear to uplift you and encourage you.
What are you grateful for? Share in the comments below.