Life Lessons (#333)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. People who encourage my best
  2. A warm embrace
  3. Time to read
  4. Cooking together
  5. Clean water
  6. Getting organized
  7. Honest thoughts
  8. Acoustic anything
  9. Comfy clothes
  10. Time at the gym
  11. Talking things out
  12. The morning sunrise
  13. Friends across the world
  14. Sports and competition
  15. Morning Gratitude
  16. A few deep breaths
  17. A clear sky on a warm night
  18. Childhood adventures
  19. My family
  20. Huge portions of pasta
  21. Tattoo stories
  22. Getting things done
  23. Signs from the Universe
  24. Night time routines
  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 I took of the skyline

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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