Five Minute Friday {Grateful}

May 9, 2014Karen Courcy

42242-Be-Grateful Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {Grateful}


being grateful is a huge part of who I am. When I saw that the 5 minute Friday word was grateful, I smiled, because I knew just how easy it would be to write about gratefulness!

Looking back on the life I had, the one thing that I managed to hold onto since I was a child is realizing gratefulness. I didn’t have the things that most people had as a child so it made me extremely grateful for the things I did have.

Today gratefulness and being grateful is a part of me, and sometimes believe it or not it can be a blessing and a curse. I sometimes let my gratefulness get in the way of my needs and my feelings. I tend to put other people and their feelings first because of how grateful I am for others.

I think it’s so important to express gratefulness! I think for me telling someone how grateful I am is just as important as being grateful. I think its so important to shows those who we are grateful for, because not only is it a feeling within us, but we are connecting to someone giving them that same feeling.

This past year has been challenging for me on so many levels around my health and I have REALLY had to lean on a lot of my support and take that risk in accepting support, care and love. I am SO grateful for those who have really stood by my side through it all and still walking with me through it.

I am grateful for my husband and my kids for really giving me the space needed to move through this hard year. I am so grateful for them, they are my life and my soul and I couldn’t get up every morning without their love and support.

I know I say this a lot, but someone who I am VERY grateful for is my therapist! he is not just a therapist, he is someone who has a heart filled with caring and giving! He has REALLY stepped up and helped me through this very tough couple of months that I have gone through and without him and his wisdom, I don’t think I could have leaned on my other support the way I do. I am so grateful and blessed for him and who he is.

God gave us gratefulness and I think its up to us to apply that to everything in our lives that we should be grateful for. Its an important process of life and I think when we are grateful and express that gratefulness, God smiles.




  • Mandy Johnson

    May 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Well said Karen Beth. Keep going in your gratitude x

  • Aliyah

    May 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Bless you Karen!! Amen!!

  • Patti Niehoff

    May 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Wonderful words, Karen. Thanks!

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