Following My Heart (#331)

As I write my gratitude for the day, I feel the pounding of my heart inside my chest. Each thump bringing life to my body. Automatically, my heart knows what muscles require healing and which parts of my body need attention. Even when I’m not in-tune or aware of what I need, my heart continues on.

Not every day feels like a blessing. There are times I feel challenged to write my gratitude and share what I’m thankful for when I’ve had a crap day or something is on my mind. I feel like I have to constantly remind myself to let things go, to move on from my pain.

This is where I need to follow my heart. Even on my worst days, as I suffer from mental torture and irreparable heartbreak – my heart continues to beat. Sometimes it feels like we just can’t win. Everything seems to be going wrong and we can’t find a solution.


We have the strength to carry on. Our heart continues to beat, bringing us closer to something greater. Gratitude reminds us we’ve made it this far. That the lessons we’ve learned are worth something. Follow your heart and continue to beat on – one day at a time.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My gratitude community on WordPress
  2. Basketball in the driveway
  3. Simple days
  4. Walks through the park with my mom
  5. Cambodia friends and memories
  6. Late night ice cream
  7. Talking things out
  8. Recognition when earned
  9. Monopoly nights
  10. Summer nights on the beach
  11. A little understanding
  12. Peaceful silence
  13. A good night’s rest and comfy pillows
  14. Cooking together
  15. Long drives to sort my music
  16. Signs from the Universe
  17. BSU friends and memories
  18. New goals and beginnings
  19. Patient thoughts
  20. Time for hiking and photography
  21. A chance to reflect and recharge
  22. Leadership lessons
  23. Adaptability
  24. Starting over
  25. The present 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.

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Featured image from an old hike.

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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