Oftentimes, we find that the common miracles of everyday life serve as the pillars of strength, to lift up our day with contentment, joy and happiness. I think it’s always a good habit to remind ourselves of those little things and feel the gratitude. Even in the worst of times, we can find those positive sparkles of life to help lift us up and keep us going. I’m immensely grateful for having a home, a warm bed to sleep in, good food to eat and a loving people all around me. These basic necessities of life…sometimes we forget that there are many people out there who don’t even have that. Of course, I have to agree with my friend Chel, that it’s not about hammering “you should be grateful” into our minds…to invoke a bit of shame or anything of that sort. No no… just in a positive sense…to stop a few moments and take it all in and appreciate it. Relish in it. My thoughts today certainly revolve around these very normal, standard things…that most of us enjoy and never really think about much.

Of course, today is my 2nd wedding anniversary as well, so I am immensely grateful and happy for my husband, Alessandro. I cannot tell you enough how understanding and wonderful he is…he knows me better than I know myself. Can always make me laugh even when I get all angry. Seriously cannot imagine life without him and totally feeling like the luckiest woman in the world – what a catch!!! He fully supports my dreams and goals, reminds me weekly that I’m going to be soooo successful and he’s behind me all the way. Yeah, it’s all mushy talk, but seriously…another thing to be grateful for…not everyone has that kind of unconditional support!

In reflecting, I can’t believe it’s only been 2 years since our wedding day…but at the same time I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years! I still have to remind myself all the time…how childish I can be and how amazingly level-headed Ale can be with me, despite my many flaws and imbalances. I’ve been listening to this one song, over and over again…because it says so lovingly what I feel for him…The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson (besides how the clowns freak me out in the video!)

I’m no poet with words, so I don’t know what else I can write to express the love I have inside. The happiness I feel inside. The joy that is bursting forth, in my smile…in my tears even. I’m sure this is all very mushy, lovey-dovey stuff for y’all. 🙂 But…I think we all love someone so much…that we can relate in our way somehow. So I think you know with me having to say it in words. So that’s my common miracles entry for this week. My love, my life, my Ale.

Want to learn more? Check out the details on Chel’s blog about The Common Miracles Project.

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