A few things I’m grateful for . . . some may even surprise you!

(This list is in no particular order!)

My former spouse

I am grateful that we spent years together laughing, exploring, dreaming and building a future. I am especially grateful that we united to create two truly beautiful boys. I am also grateful for the challenges I experience in relationship with him because every one is an opportunity for my self-development, growth and transformation.

My kids

For continuing to inspire, awe, amuse, humor and challenge me to be the best parent, and thus person, I can be. I am deeply honored and grateful to be their mom.

My pets

For always being home when I get there and for always loving me unconditionally!

My friends

Who likewise challenge, awe, amuse, inspire and humor me. And who are there for me when I am down and are willing to play and laugh with me when celebration and silliness are in the air.

My family

We’ve come a long way baby! I’m so grateful we have found our way back home again – I knew we would. I love you.

All of you

For sharing your heart with me. For being here, and reading and engaging with me. For working with me and being willing to be vulnerable, open and receptive. I learn from each and every one of you. You enrich my life.

My sweetheart

For all the times you skip down the street with me (and sometimes even down the aisles of the grocery store!), dance in the living room with me, hold me when I’m sad, celebrate with me when I’m excited, and communicate honestly with me so that our misunderstandings can become opportunities for deeper intimacy with ourselves and each other.

And last but not least . . . MYSELF!

For being who I am and for embracing all of me – both the parts I (and others) enjoy and the parts that drive me (and others) crazy! I’m grateful that I am willing to fully embrace all that life offers and use each moment as an opportunity for self transformation (or at least try!).

What are you grateful for?

In gratitude ~

Cat J. Zavis is an Attorney, Mediator and Coach for Divorced and Divorcing Parents. She has conducted workshops and trainings in Nonviolent CommunicationSM for hundreds of parents, lawyers, teachers, students, spiritual centers and professionals. In 2009, she was awarded a Peace Builder Award for her business. Her passion is helping parents learn how to communicate and work with their former partner or spouse so they and their children not just survive divorce, but thrive.







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