Weather Your Storm (#214)

Suffering is part of life. We all experience and endure hardship in one form or another. Even after a hard day at the office, a fight with a loved one, life isn’t forever perfect after we fix it. The storm will come and go as will the challenges in our lives.

We can use gratitude to weather that storm, to remain resilient and hold true to our deepest morals and values. We can be grateful for the tools we have and the support present in our lives. We can be grateful for the opportunity to grow and learn. And we can use gratitude to remind us of the importance of our breath. For with each one we are one step closer to overcoming adversity.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Feeling heard
  2. Old Disney movies
  3. Catching the sunset
  4. Sharing love
  5. A clear sky and a full moon
  6. Cereal snacks after school
  7. Making dinner together with Eric
  8. Collaborative playlists
  9. My Peer Mentors at UMass
  10. A productive morning at work
  11. Fresh fruit and vegetables
  12. My Patriots hat I wear every day
  13. When things go well
  14. Old friends from home
  15. Understanding and patience
  16. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved! I would love your donation 🙂
  17. Trying new things
  18. Nights spent sleeping next to my cat
  19.  Safe travels
  20. Instrumentals I can journal to
  21. Waking up feeling refreshed
  22. Texts from home
  23. An empty email inbox
  24. Warm socks in the winter
  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 from Scotland’s Highlands. I would love to come back and camp out here. The mountains were unreal and the weather seemed perfect for the occasion. 

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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