Finding A Balance (#356)

I’ve come to learn that our world isn’t so black and white. It shouldn’t have to be all or nothing in every circumstance. Sometimes the answers we seek go beyond option A and option B. We need to find for ourselves a middle ground. A way to consider the needs of others and ourselves.

Life isn’t about all or nothing. Life is built on both patience & action, consistency & adaptability, life & death. These concepts of life don’t simply go beyond the mundane of our day to day. Balance needs to exist in all things. Sleep, work, play, it all needs to fit in the only 24 hours we have each day. Let gratitude help get you there. One day at a time.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. A warm cup of tea
  2. Walks through an empty campus
  3. Hanging out with my cat
  4. My supervisors, Adam and Danielle
  5. Time to journal
  6. Bedtime stretches
  7. My continued education
  8. Talking things out
  9. My family
  10. Naps after work
  11. The sound of rain while I sleep
  12. Summer grilling
  13. The bike trail in Northampton
  14. Classic movies
  15. Home cooking
  16. Snow days and cancelled classes
  17. Getting stuff done
  18. Good communication and good company
  19. Healthy living and constant progress
  20. Learning new things
  21. Teaching CORE at UMass
  22. Music you can dance to
  23. Sharing gratitude
  24. Comfy pillows and blankets
  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 Acadia

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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