Naked Gratitude: Thank You For Life

What is naked gratitude? It’s me in my birthday suit taking a critical look at myself. From that place of naked exposure, I accept who and where I am.

Although there is not much gratitude going on in my head, I am sick of being home alone. And once again, I oinked out just before falling asleep. Yet, I am inspired and grateful for people who have shown the strength to move on and succeed. I am thankful for their determination. It tells me I can do it, but it will not be a joy ride at this stage.

I don’t know what life will be five years or whether I will be alive. For today I am grateful to be here. I am thankful for the many opportunities and second chances. I did not take advantage of most of them, and some I didn’t know were opportunities until it was too late. I regret the latter. At times, I would become down on myself, and the negativity would blind me so much I couldn’t appreciate or see the opportunities.

Living life is riding out those ups and downs and then finding the silver lining. That is what naked gratitude taught me today.


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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