One Day At A Time (#134)

I think I’ve told myself that more times than I can count this semester. It’s an important reminder to not only be patient but to let go of what we can’t control. I can prepare as much as I want to for the future but will only be ready once it’s become the present. I can’t change the past but I can learn from those moments and use them as lessons in the here and now. I personally use gratitude to tie it all together which makes RIGHT NOW so precious.

I talk a lot about music, and tag it often, so here’s a playlist I’m working on! Right now, it’s quite short, not much to it. But with time, it will grow and maybe it’ll even have a few of your favorite songs. The theme of the playlist is “one song a day” – a reminder to take life at the same speed. Hope you enjoy it.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Catching up and checking in
  2. Working here at UMass and meeting so many incredible people
  3. Morning yoga with the sunshine
  4. Change of all kinds
  5. Long emails about world travel
  6. Time to get centered and regain balance
  7. A productive afternoon
  8. Healthy habits and good routines
  9. Stepping outside my comfort zone
  10. No social media – so much freedom
  11. Cat cuddles and funny internet cat pranks
  12. Nights listening to music in my car with my brother
  13. My friends from BSU and those I’ve stayed connected with
  14. This blog and the response I get from sharing gratitude!
  15. Those who inspire
  16. Second chances (and third chances)
  17. Sports and good competition
  18. Piano lessons and learning something new
  19. Signs from the Universe. That feeling in your bones demanding to be heard
  20. Exploration
  21. Sharing music and finding meaning in lyrics
  22. Free sweatshirts
  23. Crimson Hall and Shea Durgin memories
  24. Talking things out
  25. The Precious Present


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 from my trip to New York for my internship! What a fun experience and one I definitely look back on with gratitude. 

Author: Jacob Ames

Feline father, perpetual graduate student, sport enthusiast, pancake expert, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to keep my life organized and to develop a platform I can one day use to share baseless conspiracy theories about the robot uprising. I enjoy writing!

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