Patient Perseverance (#325)

My theme for 2019 comes in the form of a mantra. Patient Perseverance, always accompanied by a few deep breaths. I’m trying to find new ways to constantly remind myself of what’s important. I know this is possible through gratitude with the support of those closest to me. I’m looking forward to the challenge and I feel as ready as ever.

Looking forward to another year of new experiences, unexpected learning, overcoming, and gratitude.

The tests we face in life’s journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.

– Kemi Sogunle

Happy New Year, everyone!


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. The new year and all it brings
  1. Feeing organized
  1. Late night ice cream
  2. Sounds of the Earth
  1. People who inspire
  1. Support from friends and family
  1. Shared anything
  1. Time for reflection
  1. Making time for the things that help
  1. New music suggestions
  1. Embracing change
  1. The warmth of the summer sun
  1. New perspectives
  1. Get to’s vs. Have to’s
  1. Productive time
  1. Safe travels
  1. Motivational quotes and movies
  1. Home cooked meals
  1. My Peer Mentors at UMass
  2. Learning new things
  3. Teachers and mentors
  4. Mental clarity
  5. The sound of rain to put me to sleep
  6. Hope
  7. The precious present

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.

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My plan for 2019!

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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