Day 183 of what? Glad you asked, my gratitude challenge! It’s the halfway point! ✨✨✨
I’m a little late today, but if I’m honest my day didn’t start off right. I am grateful for sleeping in even though it was not part of my plan, I think I needed the rest and I do feel rejuvenated. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here’s my gratitude journal for today, with Otis’ help:
We went on our boat last night for the sunset and I am grateful for our boat because it’s fun being on the water and swimming, and spending time with my husband. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here’s a moon flower that bloomed last night. Isn’t she pretty? I think so. ✨
As a reflection halfway point, I did go through a depression with the loss of my Scrappy and didn’t do much on this blog during that time. I still would wake up and think of one thing I was grateful for, but I didn’t do any mediation with it. And I think that’s completely fine. I know truly feel I can talk about him and it doesn’t mess up my day or mood. I look back with joy being able to have him in my life so long and I am so grateful for all the moments we had together. I do have to say how gratitude has changed my life in the most profound way and it made me more present, more alive. If you feel stuck in life, I suggest finding a gratitude book, a challenge, something to propel you into a routine of gratitude. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day either.
One of the more simpler daily practices is while you’re cooking or making something- think about how you’re grateful for every ingredient. How you’re grateful for the people who grew that ingredient from a seed or from an egg, and your grateful for the nourishment it gives to you and whoever you share your food with. It’s a simple practice I take the time to do every time I make dinner.
I also take an invisible shaker and pretend for real to shake love and magic into my meals. (You do you, it’s just how I add love to my meals.)
Sending lots of love- deep continual love to you! And of course light too! ✨✨✨
Today I am grateful for the money to go grocery shopping, for Otis and Carmen being good pups while I was gone, for laughing with my husband, for my six mile walk with Arielle, for having Courtney as company as I made dinner, and for all the love I was able to give, witness, and receive.
Here’s my gratitude journal for today:
Here’s a sunflower a squirrel planted, I took a picture of it this afternoon basking in the sun.
Here’s the gorgeous lake my friend Arielle and I walked around for six miles. #michigan
I’m currently watching my best friend Kim’s dog Carmen. Also Courtney and Noah’s puppy Simba moved in with them two weekends ago. Of course Otis is in the picture too.
If you’d like to bring some more gratitude into your life, write down a couple things you are grateful for and take time to say what you wrote down out loud and inside your head at the same time.
I am grateful for my nose for smelling and sniffing different smells, currently coffee, for holding up my glasses, and for reminding me that’s it beautiful just the way it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am grateful for talks with aurora, for cuddles with Otis, for the playfulness of the sugar gliders, for Courtney’s hugs, for Noah’s big laugh, for Cole’s selflessness, for Aidan’s smile, and for Jon’s love for me and all of our kids. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am grateful for these moments in the sun, for walking the both dogs today, (I’m watching Noah and Courtney’s dog while they are at work!), for the tall trees giving me life, for my feet not hurting from wearing the wrong shoes yesterday, and for the butterflies, the bees, and other insects waking up to the sun. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am grateful for waking up early and being able to go grocery shopping when I liked you, for meeting up with family and friends today to catch up and walk, and for the rain for watering my flowers and all the trees and all the grass. Thank you, thank you, thank you.