Attitude of Gratitude

#SOL19 Day22

On January 21st of this year, I started using a “Self Journal” given to me as a gift from a lovely friend at Christmas. (Why I started using a journal that I had since Christmas on an odd date like January 21st, is a blog for another time.) Anyhow, one of the things the journal has is a morning and evening section for 3 things I am grateful for.

90 day Self Journal

I read somewhere, how it is very hard to be mad or upset if you start the day with an attitude of gratitude. Before you even get out of bed list three things you are grateful for. This journal affirmed that and has helped me make progress towards this beautiful ritual. Notice I say, “make progress” versus, I now do this daily. Gratitude for progress, versus completion or perfection, is something this journal has helped me with.

This bring me to today’s slice.

Something I will write in the section: Tonight I am grateful for:

A picturesque sky in Berwyn
  • This amazing sky, as I traveled from Hiawatha to Emerson down East Ave.
  • Leah, who inspired me with all her pictures and blog posts, to stop and capture the moment.
  • Having Making time to blog. I’ve missed two days, but picked it back up…progress not perfection.

In writing this post, I looked through my lists of things I was grateful for and realized that most days it is the small things that often go unnoticed or taken for granted that made it to the list.

  • Lunch with a friend
  • sleeping in
  • heat
  • family dinner
  • hot showers
  • chicken soup
  • game night
  • snow/cold day off of school
  • blankets
  • a working car
  • waking up
  • a visit from family
  • socks

Just to name a few. Try it. Before your feet hit the ground tomorrow think of three things you are grateful for. At the end of the day do the same. This may be just the attitude adjustment that is needed.

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