Allowing Ourselves To Dream (#326)

There’s been times in my life where I’ve been afraid to try. I don’t want to look foolish or incapable, so I don’t put myself out there. Learning comes from experience. Even if we don’t accomplish our goals, we can still use gratitude to reflect on the journey so far.

There’s no shame in failure.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill

When we allow ourselves to dream, we have a chance to make a plan and work towards our goals. We can use gratitude throughout the process despite the outcome or the adversity. It starts with us.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. The birds returning from winter
  2. Family dinner together
  3. FaceTiming with Julie
  4. Time at the gym with my brother
  5. Making new friends
  6. Leadership lessons and sharing values
  7. Teaching CORE
  8. Mentors and impactful educators
  9. A few deep breaths
  10. Cambodia memories and moments
  11. Trying new things
  12. Catching the sunrise
  13. Talking things out
  14. New music to end my day
  15. A little luck
  16. Feeling safe
  17. What hard work brings
  18. Time with Ned
  19. Active listening
  20. Honest communication
  21. Patient thoughts
  22. Warm socks and blankets
  23. Long car rides with the window down
  24. Shared laughter
  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.

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Featured image from Scotland

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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