We call it luck.
As I sat at my desk Monday (my first day at my new job), I thought of how grateful and thankful I am. I feel so lucky to have landed this job. I feel so fortunate to have found my passion and to have started my own business…..and then I paused remembering a lesson I learned a few months ago.
My “moment” reminded me of a note I made in my planner before Christmas last year: you are fortunate, be more grateful. The same week I made that note, in the middle of an episode of Gossip Girl (yes, I watch that show), I learned a remarkable lesson as the mysterious gossip girl herself quoted the first Earl of Beaconsfield–
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Every time I read that quote, I think of all the things I attribute to “fortune” or “luck”. I think back to the path that led me to those fortunes. Many times it is not “luck” that got me there after all.
So, although a little awkward, I am taking this moment to be grateful and to recognize all the work it’s taken me to get where I am today: the tears, the late nights, the long days, the investment, the stress and the tired eyes.
The work is sometimes painful- I am thankful for the strength in my soul.
The dream sometimes seems out of reach- I am thankful for the fighter that lives in my bones.
The process seems never ending- I am thankful for the patience my mind has fostered.
The dream never sleeps- I am thankful for the ambition in my heart that drives me to follow them.
I am thankful for me.