I am a creature of habit. I have several different daily routines I base my day around. This blog, my journal, what time I feed my cat, it’s all just mindless routine. In some circumstances, this can be a good thing. It helps keep life simple and organized.
Unfortunately, the same routine can lead to burnout and complacency. Routines can take the shape of both action and emotion. We can routinely get stressed about the things we can’t control. We can find ourselves stuck in these ruts without change and it isn’t healthy. Use routine when necessary but embrace change when possible. Use gratitude for everything in between.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- My family
- Waking up with the sun
- A little help
- Walks through campus
- A quick nap
- A slower pace
- New opportunities
- Quality time
- Support in all forms
- Clear nights full of stars
- Sitting at the train station watching cars go by
- The view from the top of a good hike
- Summer soccer and being outdoors
- Gratitude and those who share
- Good music
- Sleeping in
- Driving with the windows down
- Understanding and reason
- Working at the same camp I went to as a kid
- Growing older
- Learning and laughing
- Cozy socks
- 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 of some hi def water! Cool watching it rush down from the waterfall, even cooler what the camera picks up.