What’s Your Self Care Look Like? (#226)

Today was perfect. I spent the day at the beach with my mom and brother, enjoying the sun and the water. We walked from the tiny home a family friend has leant us and made the most of every second here today. We got ice cream with my dad and told old stories we’ve each heard a thousand times before.

To me, this was exactly what I needed after getting back from England. I wasn’t stressed about work or school, I was just here in this moment. This for me is self care. Spending time with the people I love. I feel reinvigorated and truly cherish the time I get with my parents and siblings.

08.05.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. The crash of the waves and smell of the water
  2. The sand between my toes
  3. Homemade ice cream
  4. Crossing the bridge to the cape
  5. Cards with my dad and brother
  6. Tattoo stories and dreams of the future
  7. Spending time with my family
  8. Gratitude
  9. Having a day for myself
  10. Summer grilling and making food together
  11. Drives with the windows down
  12. Oldies radio with my mom
  13. Hanging outside
  14. Catching up with my brother
  15. Dirty knees and feet from the grass
  16. A clear night sky and the sound of grasshoppers outside my window
  17. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved!
  18. When things work out
  19. New podcasts and books
  20. The jet lag works the opposite way and wakes me up early in the morning
  21. Time to read
  22. Exploring the swamp
  23. Bug spray
  24. Local seafood
  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 of Loch Ness and not the cape because I didn’t take my phone or camera with me today. It was nice not having anything on me but I’m still glad I can share my gratitude at the end of the day.

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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