An Unbelievable Adventure (#340)

I never imagined this would be my present. Never could I have guessed this would be how the first 24 years of life would play out. I’ve tried to plan for everything and anticipate the different outcomes, to no avail. I’ve pleaded with the Universe to hear me out and still no luck.

I think that’s what makes life so special. The outcome will never be as important as the process itself. The end result is almost never the end result. Every day we can begin again. Every day we can use gratitude to remind us of what we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve come.

I hope you realize your own adventure is just beginning. You’ll find that change is just around the corner and through patient perseverance, I know you can make the most of it. We have an opportunity to celebrate life and appreciate those we share it with. It all starts with us.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Sleeping in on the weekend
  2. Snow days at UMass
  3. Old friends and strong connections
  4. Late night ice cream
  5. Catching the sunrise
  6. Waking up next to my cat
  7. My Peer Mentor staff
  8. Clean water
  9. Breakfast inspired challenges
  10. Sharing gratitude
  11. Time at the gym to feel better
  12. People who encourage my best self
  13. Tools for mental health and self care
  14. My summer in the UK
  15. A little competition and watching sports together with Julie and my family
  16. Peanut butter slices
  17. Cooking together
  18. Embracing change
  19. Game of Thrones Sunday’s
  20. The smell of the ocean
  21. Wednesday’s at BSU and Crimson memories
  22. Walks through campus
  23. Tattoo stories
  24. People who inspire and motivate
  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.

If you’re interested in Guest Blogging for the Gratitude Journal, click (here)!

Featured image from one of my favorite spots in Bridgewater

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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