What We Carry (#259)

Everyone has a story. We all come from somewhere and have experiences we carry with us. As much as we try and let go, our past can sometimes feel like a piece of our identity.

The crying cheerleader gif may feel familiar for you, because it definitely does for me. What we carry and hold on to can be exhausting and draining. Although it may not be as dramatic as this, holding on to the past can take its toll.

If you felt like you needed permission – let go. If you just needed a friendly reminder – let go. Use gratitude and demonstrate appreciation for THIS MOMENT. We can’t change the past but we can be present in the here and now. Be grateful for lessons learned but know there’s no going back. Let go of what you were carrying. Free yourself and be the best version of you with gratitude.

09.07.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Time to journal
  2. Gratitude
  3. Sharing anything
  4. Drives to the cape
  5. Oldies in the car growing up
  6. Books on tape
  7. My fruits and vegetables
  8. Good health
  9. Seeing my brother
  10. A clean apartment
  11. Vinyl music with my parents
  12. Safe travels
  13. My family
  14. Recliners at the movies
  15. My fraternity brothers
  16. Crimson memories
  17. Any chance to play sports outside
  18. Trust and honesty
  19. Morning stretches
  20. The sound of the birds outside my room
  21. After class snacks
  22. Climbing trees
  23. No traffic
  24. Making new friends
  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.

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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