Hope and Gratitude (#350)

Like a sweet duet, finely balanced in perfect harmony, hope and gratitude bring us to the present.

Hope – a positive energy focused towards the future. A belief that things will get better with time.

Gratitude – a chance to recognize the best of what was. Found surprisingly in both the big things and the little things.

A balance of the two allow us to live in the here and now. Gratitude for what brought us here and hope in what’s to come.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. A reminder to breathe
  2. Embracing change
  3. Positive thoughts and inner kindness
  4. A contagious smile
  5. Teaching CORE with Lila
  6. My Peer Mentor staff and supervisors
  7. Time to get stuff done
  8. Talks with my mom
  9. Waking up on time after forgetting to set an alarm
  10. A clear night sky to see the stars
  11. Summer working orientation at BSU
  12. New Music Friday on Spotify
  13. Spending meaningful time together
  14. Escaping to the gym
  15. Teachers, mentors, and coaches
  16. A little help and support
  17. The warm summer sun
  18. Sharing gratitude
  19. The morning sunrise shrouded in fog
  20. Home cooking
  21. Time to reflect and breathe
  22. Signs from the Universe
  23. A much needed hug
  24. A good book
  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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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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