The Grateful Season – Showing Up

by justine

Saturday I learned how to knit – finally. I kept thinking “I want to learn how to knit” and on Friday a friend’s roommate was all “come over tomorrow and I’ll show you”. Done and done. So I showed up.

During my e-course I mentioned a blogger who I admire. Randi encouraged me to reach out, so I did. I showed up.

Today, I did a site visit for work. These are no big deal. I figured I’d be done in 35min or less. But as I was ready to leave the supervisor suggested the intern and I get coffee. I didn’t have another appointment, so I said sure.

And I’m so glad I did.

The young girl I met with was stressed, dealing with a lot of pressure both on herself and through her family. I felt so honored to be sitting there listening to her vent, brainstorm and become a little more confident. She went from tears to relaxed.

And this reminds me that my worth in this world is about showing up. Not hustling, not performing, not even perfecting. It’s about being there for other people and reflecting back to them the light they shine.


For the month of November, I write each day about something I’m grateful for and call it Grateful Season. It’s my way of reviewing the amazing year I’ve had and helps me focus on blogging during the crazy holiday season uptick. Feel free to join me – just make sure you let me know!