Change Is All Around Us (#274)

As I rode my bike along the Norwottuck Rail Trail, for the first time I saw the reds and oranges of Fall. Leaves, separating from their branches like a bird from its mother, the seasons are changing. In Western Massachusetts, the change is dramatic. The deep green present on campus turns to a crimson red, intent on staying until snow falls in the Winter.

For me, this is both a powerful and perfect time to reflect on summer. To appreciate the time for what it was. There’s a lot of good in my life in the here and now. It’s important to stay focused on my present but I am grateful for my process all the same.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Bike rides with Stephen
  2. When my mom comes and visits
  3. Clean water
  4. Texts from Peter in Mississippi
  5. Finding the time
  6. Lending a helping hand
  7. Good teachers and bad teachers
  8. Warm blankets
  9. Handstand practice
  10. My process
  11. Good parking
  12. The upcoming long weekend
  13. A clean apartment
  14. Handstand practice
  15. When things work out
  16. Reminders to be patient
  17. Long runs
  18. New music Friday
  19. Sharing laughter and food
  20. Old man basketball on Wednesday’s
  21. Good mentors and role models
  22. Lessons learned
  23. Cozy socks
  24. UMass Amherst
  25. This very moment

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 Acadia with Julie!

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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