About Me

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Hey, this is me!

I’m 23 years old and in love with the idea of sharing gratitude. For the past year, I’ve been writing daily about 25 random things I’m grateful for. Whether that’s; a good song, a home cooked meal, a feeling from the day, or change in scenery, I try to find gratitude in every moment.

Gratitude for me has changed my life. It provides a positive perspective in an ever-changing world. This practice has helped ground me in a present mindset and take on each day as its own challenge. Sharing gratitude is that much better. I hope by writing my list, I can encourage others to think about what they may be grateful for in their own lives.

I’ve traveled to many places around the world and recognize I’m fortunate for a lot of reasons. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have and think it becomes paramount for me to find ways to give back.

https://my.charitywater.org/jacob-ames/clean-water-jha

In 2017 I had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia. I saw first-hand people living in poverty without access to such a basic need, clean water. With a group of college students, we built a handful of bio-sand filters in collaboration with Water For Cambodia. I can’t stop there. I know from experience how just a few dollars can make such a huge impact. Please check out my clean water fundraiser above to see how you can get involved.

I’m grateful for each and every breath I take and it’s brought new purpose into my life. If you’re interested in learning more about my story, my passions, or my cat Ned, email me at (jakehames@gmail.com).