We are in the home stretch of this year & I certainly hope it’s been a memorable one full of adventure, love, & laughter. I want to encourage you to make time over the next few weeks to take in your environs & give thanks so allow me to introduce this first post of a two-part series talking all things gratitude.
This is especially important & beneficial as we enter this very special time of year. The holidays can cause unintended craziness between expectations & different relationships so one of the best tools to carry with you is an attitude of gratitude because in truth, we’re all pretty lucky.
I’ll start this off by saying that I haven’t always come from a place of appreciation & positivity. It’s been a long & sometimes challenging trek but I am thankful for this path because it’s mine & it’s led me to this very point. I can remember days when I woke up feeling lonely & hopeless so I would fill the void with destructive behavior. I took everything for a personal attack & found myself asking, ‘Why?’ instead of creating change.
Gratitude is simply the act of being grateful but for me it’s so much more.
It’s showing appreciation for each day & whatever it may bring. It’s pausing in the midst of your busy life to take it all in. It’s genuinely saying thank you when warranted. It’s choosing to see the good in each moment. It’s celebrating as often as possible.
So here are 7 things I am grateful for today & everyday.
IT'S UNIQUE TO ME & THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING BECAUSE I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR the world
my loved ones
those who I am lucky enough to count as my inner circle & support system
it's fragile yet fearless & humble yet hopeful
a driving force behind how I live my life & I couldn’t imagine it any other way
each season inspires change & growth
because i want to do, learn, & see as much as possible