Half Way There (#182)

Tomorrow will mark half a year of gratitude. I can truly say this blog has been a good experience. Because I’ll celebrate 200 days of gratitude with a focus on gratitude, I want to take a moment now to talk about writing.

Starting Out

Blogging for each day can be a tricky balance of what I choose to share and what I don’t. I’ve been inspired by the likes of Gretchen Rubin and Jen Sincero to live a positive life out loud. I’ve enjoyed connecting with this little community of my fellow gratitude writers. When I started I knew gratitude was important but I had no idea it would become such an integral part of my life. Some lists are better than others but all 25 items mean something to me.

All About Mindset

I think reflection has been an incredibly positive tool for me and this has been a fun undertaking. For other daily bloggers, I would recommend doing your best to stick to a schedule. Not only is it helpful for developing a following but the act of writing every day is easier when organized. What’s helped me keep me going more than anything is my friends. Surrounding myself with positive and appreciative people has reminded me how important it is to continue with my blog. After 182 posts, I wouldn’t be here without the people who keep me going.

06.22.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. World Cup Soccer
  2. Game of Thrones Sunday’s
  3. My family
  4. Basketball in the driveway
  5. Walks around the track
  6. Time with my mom
  7. Meditation with music
  8. Movies with recliners
  9. People I can process with
  10. Positive humans
  11. Trust and honesty
  12. My internship with Athletic Republic
  13. Team Cambodia
  14. Safe travels
  15. Eating as a family
  16. Time for podcasts
  17. Hanging out with my cat
  18. My time at home
  19. Gratitude
  20. Hard workers
  21. Thunderstorms and the rain
  22. Seeing my Uncle Peter and hearing stories from my dad about when they were kids
  23. Good advice
  24. Change
  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 of my friend Lucas on top of the world. One of the most positive people in my life and someone that always inspires me.

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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