Attitude of Gratitude
I first came across this idea as Project Gratitude through a fellow blogger, Writing Ruth.
I had looked for a way to cherish and acknowledge some things in each day that I appreciate. So much of what I feel in a day rushes through me and I am often left overwhelmed. This list is my daily reminder of what those little aspects are, and how each day has worth.
I am thankful for what I have and where I am, but it’s easy to be complacent or to feel ‘not good enough.’ By being more focused on the little bits that make up my bigger picture, I hope to share more peace with my day.
I will archive my daily reminders and post them at month’s end.
running with a group — falling asleep 10 min after getting into bed — green tea energy — having more energy than I expected — moving closer to the weekend.
green tea – a relatively painless dentist visit – a brownie for lunch – clean socks – my foam roller.
Friday — sunshine — letting go — dropping my daughter off at camp — picking my daughter up from camp in 2 days.
getting up early for a morning run — a haircut — my husband surprising me with a delicious lunch — time without kids — a happy kid after a birthday party.
the smell of summer — an easy run with my husband — my daughter coming home from camp — making Brownies — a good yoga class.
accepting that things can be good — warm weather — getting up early to not have to rush — tea — hugs.
running with others — kind words — getting a project done on time — the cat not puking on the rug — my husband making sure the kids were on time.
coffee with a friend — a run in the sunshine — feeling energetic – having a nap when I felt tired — surprisingly delicious baked goods.
the tailor — finally getting around to doing things I put off for months — dealing with fears — the dishwasher — Bach’s rescue remedy.
Appt with my naturopath — clean jeans to wear to work — the realization that I don’t have to suffer to enjoy something — my Happy run — a new chapter.
cherry blossoms — birds singing — no rain — running — tasty dinner.
sleep — kids Mother’s Day cards and gifts — yoga — run with my husband — going to bed early.
physio — a day off — my foam roller — that having emotions means there is also change — not having to walk the dog, because we don’t have a dog.
new pants — maple syrup — that black clothes go with anything — a window to look outside — supportive friendships.
staying home with a sick kid — Netflix — a massage – a slower morning – green lights in traffic.
not eating beans before going for a run — the guy who moved his bike off the sidewalk as I was running by — time — eating out — knowing the kids have a day off tomorrow.
a long weekend starting tonight — when I know I have a day off running, but still want to run — a day off for the kids = happy kids — getting up early enough to get coffee — realizing someone out there feels the same way I do.
knowing that not every run with be fast and easy, but it gets done — being home from my run as the family wakes up — coffee with friends I haven’t seen in over a year — inspiration watching Ironman Texas — take out dinner.
sleeping in — a slower run — the warmth of the sun — yoga — the support of strangers.
spending time with my kids (watching a parade) — new blog followers who aren’t just robots or numbers — making the most delicious cookies and knowing I’ll likely never be able to recreate my modifications to the recipe — being inspired by friends who ran a 50 mile race — seeing how perspective makes my worries seem minute and trivial.