My Power Within (#206)

There are a lot of people I look up to. They’re strong, self motivated, and have this innate confidence I often wish to emulate.

I’m grateful. I didn’t always believe I had it. I didn’t always feel capable but I know over time that’s changed. My heart ache, my moments of learning, it’s helped me recognize my own power within. My power comes from my breath and is sustained with each moment of gratitude and appreciation for this life and my place within an ever changing universe.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. One step at a time
  2. Orientation dance parties
  3. A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. Check out my CLEAN WATER project and see how you can get involved!
  4. Punk music with Riley
  5. Time at the gym
  6. Naps after work
  7. A few deep breaths when I’m anxious
  8. The sound and smell of rain
  9. Runs through campus
  10. College football season and PAC 12 after dark
  11. My brother hearing out my crazy dreams
  12. Honesty
  13. Reclining seats at the movies
  14. My friends who encourage and support me
  15. Embracing change
  16. PC Gaming with my dad
  17. Neighborhood wiffleball games
  18. The smell of seaweed
  19. My grandparents
  20. Real instruments
  21. Spotify music and my favorite albums
  22. My fraternity
  23. Love songs and feel good music
  24. Phone calls Home
  25. The present moment

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 Loch Ness in Scotland. The day was perfect as the ferry did a small loop in the massive lake. The sun was out and the breeze felt good. The sky was blue and it was the perfect day to spot an underwater sea monster.

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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