My daughters and I went sledding today. Hours later, I received the news that a dear friend experienced the loss of her own mother.
Gratitude is a daily practice for me, and I can certainly find minuscule things for which to be grateful at any moment.
But sometimes there are reasons I allow gratitude to surge into every cell, bowl me over, and bring me to my knees.
Today I am grateful for motherhood, sisterhood... and the forms they take that are not familial.
Today I am grateful for opportunities to mother, be mothered, to act as a sisters, to witness sisterhood, to connect on levels seen and unseen, to find bravery and peace among it all.
by Emily Nielsen
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
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