It’s All About Finding A Way (#112)

04.14.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Spending time with my brother
  2. A great hike today
  3. Signs from the Universe
  4. A good challenge
  5. Learning something new
  6. Getting rides to school
  7. Becoming who I am today
  8. Coming home
  9. Vinyl Music
  10. A day at the beach and the smell of the sea breeze
  11. Lessons from gratitude
  12. A couple dee breaths
  13. Clean dishes
  14. Bike rides through campus
  15. Reflection
  16. Good teachers
  17. Practice, practice, practice
  18. Wiffleball in the backyard
  19. Sleeping in
  20. Breakfast in bed
  21. Slow dancing
  22. Understanding
  23. Constructive Criticism
  24. A little help from my friends

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.

Featured image of some rocks up close and personal. I had an amazing time with my brother today and reinforced why I was grateful to see Him

You’re Exactly Where You Need To Be – Gratitude Helps Us Stay Present (#111)

04.13.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My brother staying with me this weekend
  2. My grandma is out of her wheelchair
  3. Antonio’s Pizza with Carley
  4. For a great semester teaching CORE and working with my co-facilitator
  5. Support from my family
  6. The ocean
  7. Photography
  8. Belonging
  9. Serenity
  10. Good friends
  11. Catching the sunrise
  12. Holding hands
  13. A clear sky
  14. A sense of purpose
  15. A little bit of patience
  16. Time and discovery
  17. Tattoo stories
  18. A good documentary
  19. Clean water
  20. Spontaneous dancing
  21. The sunshine
  22. Being vulnerable
  23. Teamwork
  24. Fresh fruit
  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.

Featured image from one of my favorite hikes that had some serious views.

Change is GOOD (#110)

It doesn’t always feel like that’s the truth and wow is it hard to accept change when it occurs but change is constantly happening. We have to be ready. Be patient, you don’t have to be an overnight success. Use gratitude to keep you grounded and recognize the positives to come from the situation.

04.12.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Love
  2. Change
  3. Good communication
  4. Trust
  5. Honesty
  6. Patience
  7. Balance
  8. Competition
  9. Vulnerability
  10. Learning new things
  11. Supportive co-workers
  12. A clean space
  13. Meditation and reflection
  14. Travel and exploration
  15. Family home cooking
  16. Peace and quiet
  17. True collaboration
  18. Leadership lessons
  19. Where we come from, our past experiences shape who we are today
  20. Short lines
  21. Party hats
  22. Awful jokes
  23. Buffalo chicken dip
  24. Pleasant surprises
  25. The present

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.

Featured image of water running off a cliff side in Cambodia. Looking forward to england this summer when I have time to take more pictures.

Preparation is Key (#109)

I think part of being prepared means being adaptable. Only having one idea of a possible outcome leaves us rigid and disappointed if it doesn’t turn out the way we think. Use gratitude when you can to keep you grounded.

04.11.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Post Malone
  2. Making new friends
  3. A quiet campus
  4. Carpooling with Carley
  5. Night time stretches
  6. My New England Patriots and the greatest QB of all time, Tom Brady
  7. Peanut butter and the quick sandwich before class
  8. When things work out
  9. Time at the gym with Varam
  10. The feeling of clean teeth
  11. Car rides to chipotle
  12. Trust and honesty
  13. Breakfast at any time during the day
  14. Family adventures
  15. Laughing until my face hurts
  16. Singing Disney in the car
  17. The summer sun
  18. When class makes sense lol
  19. Old man basketball on Wednesday’s with my dad
  20. Talks about life and the universe
  21. The time we have
  22. FaceTiming with Melissa
  23. A good nights rest
  24. Role models
  25. Right here, right 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.

Featured image of one of my favorite pictures. I’m running out of landscapes to post but this is an old favorite I took flying home from Cambodia. The colors are my favorite part.

Finding Motivation (#108)

At this point in my semester, I’m drained to say the least. I have a lot of work left and not a lot of time. I’ve been itching to just start packing for England but I have to remind myself to be present. I’m grateful to be exactly where I am but constantly find myself searching for something to keep me going in the here and now.

04.10.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Taking a nap at the same time as my cat, Ned
  2. Getting a good sweat at the gym
  3. My friend Peter! He’s been so supportive and seeing him around campus makes me happy
  4. Time to read
  5. Advancing to the Champions League Semifinals!
  6. Good advice
  7. Tattoo stories
  8. Cozy clothes
  9. Rainy days
  10. New beginnings
  11. Dream team meetings with Carley and Jess
  12. Getting things done
  13. Real instruments
  14. Friends from home
  15. Old man basketball with my dad
  16. Backyard sports with my brother and neighbors
  17. The sunshine and warm weather
  18. Home cooked meals
  19. Buffalo chicken
  20. Morning stretches
  21. Time to journal
  22. Handwritten notes and letters
  23. All forms of learning
  24. Taking it slow
  25. The here and now, this very moment

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.

Featured image of the red sky marking the close of another special day. Every day I’m alive, every breath I’m granted, I’m grateful.

It’s All About Patience (#107)

04.09.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. So much support
  2. Being done with my presentation
  3. Sweatpants
  4. My awesome staff
  5. Laughter
  6. Hopefully getting to play some Sunday League Football in the UK this summer!
  7. My brother and my family
  8. Signs from the Universe
  9. Shade on a hot day
  10. New Frank Ocean music
  11. When I can help my friends
  12. Night time stretches
  13. Good dreams
  14. Love
  15. Change
  16. Stories I was read as a child
  17. Crossing things off my to-do list
  18. Safety and security
  19. Good health
  20. Good advice
  21. Good laughs
  22. Time to be an introvert
  23. People who haven’t given up on me
  24. No excuses
  25. The present moment

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.

Featured image of a sky full of stars you can’t quite see. There’s something bigger out there for us, we just can’t see it yet. Patience and we’ll find our way in time.

Expect The Unexpected (#106)

There’s no way of knowing what the future holds. For that reason, it places more emphasis on living in the present and being grateful for what we do have. Regardless of the challenges that lie ahead, we can be grateful we made it this far.

04.08.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. RHA Wednesdays
  2. Soccer documentaries
  3. Practice in the rain
  4. Learning new skills
  5. Hanging with my cat all day
  6. Time at the gym
  7. A full fridge
  8. My family
  9. Being outside in the summer
  10. Skyhawks Camp as a kid
  11. Runs by the ocean
  12. Acoustic music to put me to sleep
  13. Arcade Games
  14. Road trips
  15. Backyard competitions with my brother
  16. My fraternity brothers in Sigma Pi
  17. Outdoor adventures
  18. Listening to vinyl music with my parents
  19. Technology
  20. Learning of all kinds
  21. Getting some help
  22. Cozy blankets
  23. People who keep me organized
  24. Feeling understood
  25. The present!

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 of a fiery sky out here at UMass. Makes me excited for summer nights on the other side of the world. 

Back To The Basics (#105)

Doing my best to keep things simple. Work hard. Stay organized. Be patient. Be positive. Use gratitude. Sounds like a good formula to me.

04.07.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Pickles and sandwiches
  2. Making new friends
  3. Good feedback and constructive criticism
  4. Getting stuff done
  5. A good group for class projects
  6. Good teachers and bad teachers
  7. Home cooking
  8. My parents
  9. Useful apps
  10. High school theater class
  11. A good book
  12. Champions League Soccer
  13. Time for the gym
  14. My family
  15. Buffalo chicken and bleu cheese
  16. Clean water
  17. Aid and scholarships
  18. Moments of learning
  19. Signs from the Universe
  20. A couple deep breaths
  21. Life lessons
  22. Toasted bagels
  23. Good communication
  24. Being alive
  25. Being present

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.

Featured image of an old river running through the grounds of a temple in Cambodia.

Better Late Than Never (#104)

04.06.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Taking a risk
  2. Honesty
  3. LoFi Music
  4. Chocolate dessert
  5. Making new friends
  6. 1:1s with my Peer Mentors
  7. Clean Water
  8. Local pizza
  9. My family
  10. Game of thrones audiobook
  11. Patriots Sunday’s
  12. Monopoly nights with my dad and brother
  13. Summers on the cape
  14. Laughter
  15. Jijutsu over the summer
  16. Hot showers
  17. Supportive people
  18. Friendly animals
  19. Day hikes
  20. The sunrise
  21. Waking up on time after forgetting an alarm
  22. Being organized and prepared
  23. Getting the list done
  24. Trying again
  25. Right 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.

Featured panorama from one of my hikes this past summer in NH.

Trust Your Process (#103)

04.05.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Walks to clear my head
  2. 1:1s with my Peer Mentors
  3. Time in the office to get stuff done
  4. Audiobooks and trips to the library
  5. Working with Carley
  6. Card Games with my Dad
  7. Passion and inspiration
  8. Time at the gym
  9. Peanut Butter
  10. Lazy Rivers
  11. Playing with my cat
  12. Personal accountability
  13. Clean water
  14. Comfy sweats
  15. Playing soccer growing up
  16. My family
  17. Music documentaries on Netflix
  18. Home cooking
  19. Green trees
  20. A clean apartment
  21. Second Chances
  22. Sunlight
  23. Revs Games in the summer
  24. The smell of the ocean
  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 of the sunset in Malibu. A fun day with my uncle as the light peeks through the clouds.