Every night before I go to sleep I quiet my mind, pause in my thinking, and with the most sincere of gratitude say to the universe, “Thank you for my life.”
There came a point when I realized how truly profound it is to be living. I feel like I’ve been given a block of clay and told that I can mold and shape this block any way I desire. Whatever I shape is what I live. Whatever I create, is what my life will be.
And it’s all within my power. I can shape this life to be whatever I want it to be.
If I want to put strength in the clay, I can.
If I want to mold hope into the clay, I can.
I can even put fear in there if I desire.
I am constantly molding, creating and shaping this clay to be a representation of my life.
It’s scary, this living thing. So many horrible things can become part of the clay. Tragedy, illness, loss, sadness, anxiety, despair. Those can be woven into the clay just as easily as you can weave strength, success, courage, and love.
But it dawned on me one night that I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live, to see what I can create, to see what I can do with what I’ve been given.
Sometimes the clay hardens, and gets stuck in a shape I don’t like. But like real clay, you can add water and it will bend to your will again. In life, you add gratitude and love and it allows you to continue to shape your life anew.
Does it help if you have an idea of what you’re trying to sculpt? Yes it does. Knowing what you desire your life to be will help you create it.
It’s also okay to just push your fingers through the clay, moving it around and looking to see if you’ve made something you like. Sometimes that’s just super fun and interesting.
And it’s okay when your clay looks like a sad sack of gray lumpiness. Clay is very forgiving, and it will wait for you to add the water and start shaping again.
You have been given this profound gift. You’ve been given this life. And you’ve been given the free will to make of it whatever you desire.
Don’t squander it. Don’t let the clay just sit there, shape it to your desire.
I am so grateful for this life I’ve been given. So grateful for the opportunity to try all kinds of great things. To mold and shape my life in new and interesting ways. The possibilities are endless.
Try it tonight before you go to sleep. Say it. “Thank you for my life.” See what that does to your energy.
When you take responsibility for your life, it can become whatever you desire.