I have to keep reminding myself of this as the fall semester comes to an end and I still have so much to take care of.
The work will get done, I keep saying.
Each breath acts as an anchor, knowing I have goals I am working towards. Planning only gets us so far – and similarly – so does writing lists. I want to live out loud when it comes to gratitude and positivity. I want to take those next steps and live each moment and use each action to demonstrate gratitude. This looks like patience. This looks like empathy and encouragement.
Ultimately reminding myself, I need to take life one day at a time. The best is yet to come. The work will get done but saying it isn’t enough. Taking action brings life to another level.
Three things I have worked on all year long. With gratitude, I give thanks for the challenges and moments of learning of this past year. I sit with and appreciate the support from friends and family. With patience, I understand life only happens one moment at a time. I must be patient with my process above all else. And finally, breathing. It is with my breath I tie myself to the present and release any negative energy I hold.
Happy Thanksgiving! The day designed for gratitude – it’s like gratitude’s national holiday.
Whether your day is steeped in tradition or you are doing something totally unrelated…we can find reasons to be grateful for today. Every year I try to recognize my own privilege when it comes to Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for food, family, and friends but that might not be true for everyone. I’m fortunate to return to a warm house, surrounded by people who love me. Be sure to support your local food bank or homeless shelter anyway you can.
Here is where we get to work together. I will be selecting 5 people at random who like this post and comment their blog link to win my giveaway prize.
Winners will receive:
– a $20 Amazon Gift Card
– a $20 donation to the charity of your choice
– and my gratitude 🙂
Share this post! Tell your friends, tell your pets. The contest runs until December 1st, so act fast! There is only so much we can do as individuals. What I’m truly grateful for is when we find ways to come together. Happy Thanksgiving, Internet.
This life isn’t meant to be a checklist of accomplishments. We only get so much time on this earth, please don’t spend it in anger or hatred. Let go of past transgressions. Let go of past mistakes. You’re in this moment only.
Spend your time with intent. Do meaningful work that makes you happy. Time to take care of yourself doesn’t hurt either.
Life is meant to be exploratory. Embrace change in all its forms. Step outside your comfort zone and use gratitude as a tether to your present. We only know what we know and we don’t know what we don’t know. Life is about learning new things and that takes both time and experience. Be patient. The best is yet to come.