Well, the 30 Days of Gratitude has come to an end. This was a really good exercise for me as it really forced me to look for the good in life. October has been an awesome month with all of my travels, so that helped me have a more positive attitude about this, but this past week has been tough for me as I had to say goodbye to my family when they left on Sunday/Monday which is always tough for me. I so badly wanted to be the one getting dropped off at the airport instead of being the person who actually lives here in Charlotte, but it is what it is.
I also had a really busy week as I had evening commitments and a day trip to Columbus and whenever I get overtired, I struggle with things a bit more, so I am really happy that the weekend is here.
Without further ado, here are the final days of gratitude prompts:
Today I felt supported (by a person, the Universe, God) when my mom came with me to pick up the rental car and acknowledged that the road system in Charlotte really IS confusing. It was nice to have someone say - yes, this is confusing, it's not just you.
When I look around my home, I'm grateful for the fact that I am financially able to live alone as that is the best living arrangement for me. I'm also thankful for my love of reading and the many books that line the 6 shelves of the bookshelves in my home. When you walk into my apartment, it's very apparent that I am a reader.
When I look around at the world, I'm grateful for the beauty of the world we live in, from the beautiful ocean beaches to the mountains to the simple beauty of a field of sunflowers to the beauty of iconic cities such as New York, Chicago, and Paris. There is so much beauty out there, and for that I am grateful.
I love that I have the ability to daydream about my November trip to Paris and all the things I will see and do - and I am especially thankful that those daydreams will become reality!
I love it when I see animals in zoos. Ha. I am not really an animal person so don't really need or want to encounter them in my day to day life (I know this makes me sound like a cold person, I swear I'm not).
The nicest thing I felt on my skin today was the warm shower water after a good morning workout.
I'm grateful I'm learning to be a bit more kind to myself. Practicing self-compassion is something I am working towards.
These gratitude posts were definitely good for me and the good news is that I have also kept up a daily gratitude journal where I find one positive thing to say about every day! November is just around the corner, which means my 10 Days of Thanksgiving post series (feel free to participate!) is around the corner so this attitude of gratitude will continue to be a theme in my life!
What is one thing you are grateful for right now and what was the best moment of your week? I am grateful for all of the travel opportunities I have had this month and the best part of my week was when my boss brought some macarons back for me when he went out for lunch yesterday. It was so nice and so unexpected.