Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a great week. Mine was especially busy with evening commitments every night, but busy weeks are good as they go by fast!
This week, Nilsa did a great post about gratitude. This year has taught me many things, but one lesson I have learned is that sometimes you have to make a conscious decision to look for the good things in life. I have varying degrees of success at doing this myself and I am certainly not a poster child for practicing gratitude on a regular basis. But it something I have been trying to work on because when I stop and think about my life, the good things far outweigh the bad.
Nilsa shared a link to a 30 days of gratitude worksheet, and I have decided to participate as well. I will be sharing my answer to the prompts each Friday (hopefully, I might miss some posts due to travel) - I figure this way it will hold me accountable and hopefully by the end of the 30 days, I'll be closer to making gratitude part of each day.
I started participating in this exercise on Wednesday, so here are my answers to the first 3 prompts:
1. I'm most thankful for my ability to travel to places both near and far alone. I have had so many great experiences, both big (my trips to Paris) and small (my weekend trip to Asheville) that I wouldn't have had if I wasn't open to doing things by myself.
2. In this moment, the things I love most about my family are their unconditional love, their sense of humor, how they just 'get me', and the fact that my siblings have all married people that I adore.
3. Something that made me smile today was waking up and knowing that there is a Starbucks latte in my future as it's latte Friday. Yea!
I'd love it if you play along and answer some or all of the prompts - either here or on your own blog!