I was disappointed in myself for missing a couple of days of blogging. I’d like to think I kept my gratitude promise by writing for those days today but I know it’s not the same thing. It shouldn’t matter that I published the blog a couple of days late because it was never about posting every day or proving I can write 365 blogs. I didn’t start writing about gratitude to quantify a list of things I have. It’s not about the stuff on the list, or how many there are. It’s about the feeling each list item brings. So that’s why I’ll keep writing about gratitude. I believe in the power of thankfulness and hope sharing mine can inspire more.
I recognize I hold a lot of privilege in my identities and opportunities. Sometimes preaching gratitude feels like I’m just simply advertising my advantages. I think like every feeling or emotion, we all feel it differently. The way I feel and express gratitude will be different than how others do the same.
Albeit small, I want to use this platform to bring positivity into this world and inspire others any way I can.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- My dad coaching my teams growing up
- Orange juice in the morning
- Deep conversation
- Our existence
- Trying something new
- A platform to share my thoughts
- My fraternity brothers and goodbyes
- The sound of birds chirping in the morning
- Tattoo stories
- Meeting new people
- A couple deep breaths
- Bryan Gammon, one of my best friends
- The calming rain and how it feels when it lands on my skin
- Passion and energy
- My job here at UMass
- Summer walks through the state park
- Nights on the beach
- Night time stretches
- Listening to my parents tell old stories
- Letting go
- Good self-care
- Coming home to my cat
- Clean water
- Support and encouragement
As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.
Featured image is my own this time! A silhouette I took on the beach in California. Truly, a great day.