Why Gratitude? (#178)

I think in a dark and comical way, I’ve really come to appreciate this quote.

It’s true! Life can often times feel like an insurmountable challenge with no way of succeeding. We have one life. One opportunity to make the most of the precious time we’ve been granted and I want to make sure every second I live and every breath I take, has meaning. That means starting with gratitude. If the unspeakable happened tomorrow, I’ll have been grateful for every second leading up to that.

Life is unpredictable and our future is uncertain. I’ve stopped worrying about the things I can’t control and instead, use gratitude to give power to everything else. Whatever happens, I’m Grateful I’ve made it this far.

06.18.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Gratitude lists
  2. People who don’t give up
  3. Support when I need it
  4. Good communication
  5. Learning the hard way
  6. Catching up
  7. FaceTimes before bed
  8. Growing up
  9. Being on a team
  10. All the good snacks in the pantry
  11. Walks home from school
  12. The fan next to my bed
  13. A full moon
  14. Friendly competition
  15. Rolling down the Shea Durgin hill
  16. Quiet nights
  17. Sharing music
  18. Clarity
  19. My grandma teaching me how to dive
  20. My family
  21. Catching the sunrise
  22. My hometown
  23. The sound of a heartbeat
  24. Sleeping in
  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 is not my own. All credit goes to the original photographer.

Author: Jake Ames

Grad student, feline father, twin brother, buffalo chicken enthusiast, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to hopefully inspire others on their journey. Love your process, whatever that looks like.

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