After finishing John Wooden’s A Lifetime of Observations today, his ideals and lessons gave me a lot to think about. His book focused on; character, compassion, preparation, faith, patience, leadership, and hard work among other teachings. His words resonated with me. Listening, stirred a feeling inside that makes me want to be my best.
I will never be a perfect person. I need to allow myself the grace to make mistakes. All I can do is give my maximum effort in all circumstances. That much is in my control. I’m grateful for the lessons learned throughout my life. Learning and improving every day means being patient with my process. I’m grateful for the people who instill these lessons in me. At the end of the day, I’m the only one who can foster and create the best version of myself. I’ve been given these tools to succeed and it’s my job to make a change. I’m grateful for my process. It’s all part of the journey.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- Good communication
- Home cooking
- Laying with my cat after a tough day
- Access to fresh fruit and vegetables
- Good role models
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- Late night mac and cheese
- Feeling refreshed
- Sharing gratitude
- The friends who inspire me to “run with the fastest”
- Taking it one day at a time
- My family
- Car rides with the windows down and the music up
- Bike rides through campus in Amherst
- Weekend hikes
- Making folders on Spotify to organize my music
- My process
- Catching the sunrise
- Adam, my supervisor at UMass
- Carpools with Carley
- That cozy feeling in the winter
- The feeling of sand between your toes
- When people give their time to a cause
- Signs from the Universe
- 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 the pier from Southend. One of my favorite days in England. It was just me in that moment. The wind, the water, and time to reflect.