Gratitude Series

Gratitude Series: Part I

Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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I was gifted this daily gratitude journal for my birthday two weeks ago.  I’ve been searching for something like this for a while now, so I was thrilled to receive it.  It’s truly amazing how simply taking a moment to pause and be grateful can positively and profoundly influence our day.  This daily practice of gratitude has made such an impact on my daily life, that I thought I would share a few of my entries.  While I won’t share them all because some are extremely personal, there are several that I hope will be beneficial for someone who is reading this.

Without further delay, I give you the Gratitude Series and my very first entry into this journal.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  – William Arthur Ward

I feel grateful for…

Progress.  For so long I have been (not so) patiently waiting for life here in Sylva to start feeling like home again.  It is surely coming along, especially in the friend department.  I’ve been so hungry for meaningful and positive female friendships since I moved back.  I feel as though these many acquaintances I’ve had for so long are slowly transforming into something special.  I am grateful for the realization that sincere and irreplaceable friendships take time.

I am grateful that my eyes are seeing more of the good in people  and that my heart is becoming less cold and judgmental.

I am grateful that my mom is so happy in her new life.  She has been so miserable for so long.  It is good to see her fly.

I am grateful that I am becoming more self-aware, but also more gentle and forgiving with myself.

I am thankful for my people – the ones who’ve been there all along, even after pouring (and sometimes throwing) my insecurities on them.

I am also grateful for this day.

What are you grateful for today?

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