“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
This past weekend I had the privilege of traveling to the San Diego area with my sister, Chelsea, for a fun bike ride on Saturday, followed by a triathlon on Sunday. I was scheduled to ride with John, a new Tandem captain/guide, for the very first time. We drove out Friday night and were blessed to stay with two good friends in Carlsbad.
The next morning, we all got up and met with a group of cyclists for a 35-mile ride around the area. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. It was incredibly beautiful to take a long bike ride and enjoy the wonderful warm sunshine. The experience was awesome and it filled me with much joy and gratitude as I thought about how rich my life has become!
The day was completed by a scrumptious dinner and visit back at John’s home. He and his wife made us dinner and hosted a wonderful evening.
The next day we were up early and drove to the site of our triathlon. It was so much fun, and we topped it off with breakfast afterwards before heading back up to Orange County. I am greatly looking forward to the next triathlon with John!
My friends, what are you grateful for today. It could be something simple, something as small as a smile, or as big as a loving parent, spouse, or new home. The power of gratitude is immense and I encourage you to experience more of it! Be intentional, even consider keeping a gratitude journal. Your joy will be greater and your life richer.
In this week’s episode of “A Day in the Life of a Blind Guy, I will be talking about someone for whom I am extremely grateful, my mom! I’m moving it to Sunday again at 6:15 PM so I can introduce this wonderful woman to those of you who don’t know her. I’d love for you to tune in.
With an attitude of gratitude and no excuses, always remember that the best is yet to come!