Rainbows and gratitude

Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
The Rainbow Connection (in Kermit’s voice, of course)

I came across these lyrics while cleaning up the ridiculous number of open tabs in my browser (side note: when did tabs appear, and what on earth did I do before that?) and realized just how much they resonate with me these days. 
I am still trying to hold on to my dreams, despite setbacks. 
Still trying to hope that good things will happen, that they’re right around the corner. 
That despite the Jonah days and the strings of failures in life and in work, eventually I will string together some wins. 
And that got me to think about what I am grateful for … I have so much to be thankful for in my life. 
Family I love more than ever. 
Work that I love. 
Coworkers who get me and have welcomed me in with open arms. 
Being more engaged, more involved, and more invested in this place where I live and work. 
Therapy that – for the first time in my life – seems to be working, that is making me more aware of my deepest feelings and the truth at the core of me. Finally, someone who has me think beyond the superficial, and makes me dig deeper. 
And related to that, finally (I think…) knowing what I want in my life. And knowing that it won’t be easy but I am strong enough to get through to the other side. 
Focusing on the rainbows today…the possibilities…the dreams…

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