My Definition Of Gratitude (#219)

My definition of gratitude isn’t so much defined in words as it is in feeling.

There’s a quote from one of my favorite coaches, John Wooden, that’s appropriate…

Gratitude is both simultaneously a little thing and a big thing. Gratitude doesn’t have to be a long list every night. Gratitude can be the warm embrace shared with someone you missed or a sincere thank you after finishing a collaborative project. Gratitude starts in the simplest form and can evolve into a larger sensation. There’s something powerful when we can share a mutual appreciation of one another. It’s all about how we can demonstrate love and positivity because of people or events in our life, in both little and big ways.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Texts from Home
  2. My Peer Mentor staff
  3. Sand between my toes
  4. Change
  5. Good advice
  6. Train rides to Liverpool
  7. Supportive people
  8. Grad school
  9. Home cooked meals
  10. Tattoo stories
  11. Classic movies
  12. No traffic coming home
  13. People who inspire me
  14. Sharing gratitude
  15. When I’m sitting outside and you can hear the train pass by my house at night
  16. Rainy days with my cat
  17. Saturday morning reffing
  18. Friends from home
  19. Teachers and mentors
  20. An empty email inbox
  21. Chipotle trips
  22. Sitting around the Bridgewater Lake
  23. A good series on Netflix
  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 is not my own but I’m always a sucker for a good sunset.

  • 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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