I think a lot of the reason why I am so positive about things is because I feel so blessed to begin with. I’ve always been really good about recognizing all I have but recently I decided I wanted to start recognizing the little things too. Here’s what gratitude means to me.
Thanksgiving and just the holiday season in general, we all talk about what we’re thankful for and its the usual. Family, friends, the meal you’re eating. But I feel like thats something that we should recognize everyday.
What I wanted to do, was shine some light on the things that I have, that I don’t even realize is a blessing. So I bought this cute little notebook last month, and everyday since November 1st, I’ve been writing down a couple of things that I am grateful for every night. Usually you would do this kind of thing in the morning, but I wanted to be able to reflect at the end of each day, especially on the days that had not gone as planned.
Last week, my car brakes broke, I some how hurt my back, and I had completely forgotten to turn in an assignment that was due. I was not having a good week and any normal human being would feel the same. Because lets face it, if I tried to find the positivity in having to pay a bunch of money towards my car, I would be crazy. Side note, It’s okay to not be so positive all the time, its called emotions and we all have them.
However even knowing this, I still needed to write something at the end of the day. So what did I write? I wrote down that I was grateful I took my car in before it could break down on me and potentially risk my safety. Also, because I try to find the humor in everything, I wrote down how grateful I was for whoever invented Advil, and that I wanted to personally thank them, because it had done wonders for my back.
What gratitude means to me
Finding and creating positivity is easy if you really look at it. Realizing that yeah, I had a bad week…but it could of been worse. This is the way to make sure you live life each day feeling thankful, instead of just once a year. A positive mindset is the way to go.
So that was my little talk about how I relate positivity and gratitude. If you haven’t already noticed, this is a Thanksgiving post since today is… (you guessed it) Thanksgiving. And so what would this post be if I didn’t tell you guys what I’m ESPECIALLY grateful for this year?
For starters, I am of course grateful for everyone and everything in my life. I am grateful for being able to study something that I love. Also, I’m so entirely grateful that I am fortunate enough to have been given the things that I have. Lastly, I am of course grateful for my dog, because she’s the best thing in this entire world.
For the small (and sorta funny) things that I’m grateful for would be Chipotle, cookies & cream ice-cream, fuzzy socks, rainy days, music, home decor, online shopping, movies, anything that makes me laugh until I cry, and so, so, much more.
Lastly (and what I’ve been waiting for!), I am so grateful for you! Yes, this blog has seriously been the highlight of my year. Anytime I’m on Twitter, I see this amazing community sharing their ideas and lifting each other up. It brings me so much happiness and I am so ecstatic to be a part of it all. Writing posts, taking pictures, talking to other bloggers, I couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you to everyone who has ever shown me any kind of support. I cannot wait for the journey to continue.
This is what gratitude means to me. I hope everyone reading this has the most amazing holiday season ever. I hope it’s filled with happiness and laughter and everything you want. Let me know what it is you’re thankful for, I would love to hear!