Right Before Bed (#207)

Today I was asked how I manage to make time to keep up with my daily blog. In truth, the routine has been cemented into my brain. I do my best to be consistent but there are times the blog gets posted an hour (or more) later than when I usually post. I don’t always write a huge blurb about the importance of gratitude or a life lesson that’s been on my mind, but the process still takes some time.

Writing my blog right before I fall asleep works for a couple reasons. The easy explanation is my blog gets to include every ounce of gratitude I can squeeze out from the past 24 hours. That made the most sense before I started. What I didn’t anticipate was how it would make me feel as I ended my day and as I start the next one. Regardless of what may have been bothering me from work, an anxious thought, or something with my friends, I have gratitude to clear my mind. It’s helped me let go of any negativity I was holding on to and start my next day with a positive outlook. Each new sunrise brings change and gratitude has helped me embrace that fact.

07.17.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Old home movies
  2. The warmth of the sun
  3. My siblings
  4. Positive influences
  5. Good teachers
  6. Talks about space and our existence
  7. New audiobooks
  8. Time at my Grammy’s for holidays
  9. A good album all from front to back
  10. The rain
  11. My time in Cambodia. Check out my CLEAN WATER project to see how you can help too.
  12. New friends
  13. A bed long enough for me to fit on
  14. The change of seasons
  15. Carpools with Carley
  16. New ways to stay informed with the news
  17. Sharing music
  18. Gratitude
  19. Buffalo chicken dip and Pats games
  20. FaceTimes with my cat
  21. Understanding from others
  22. Patient people
  23. Quotes that make you think
  24. Safe travels
  25. The here and now
  • 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 the fog resting over the lake in Scotland we stopped at. A peaceful place I got a lot of great pictures from. Grateful I have a place where I can share my photography.

    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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