Speak It Into Your Existence (#29)

You have the choice to manifest your own future, to have everything you have ever wanted for yourself. All it takes is some hard work, a little positivity, and a lot of patience. Don’t be afraid to ask for help on your way either.

01.21.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Pancakes and waffles
  2. Time with my Peer Mentor and the RASC Open House
  3. AFC Championships
  4. Summer at Crossfit SOBO
  5. Hiking and nature
  6. Sunshine
  7. Fresh Cantaloupe
  8. Chipotle after the gym
  9. My family
  10. My Sigma Pi fraternity brothers
  11. Beard growth
  12. Good music like Jake Isaac
  13. Learning from challenge and transition
  14. My cat, Ned 🙂
  15. Lazy rivers
  16. Burgers from In N Out
  17. Safe plane rides
  18. Wedding invites
  19. Time to watch Netflix
  20. Friendly and inspiring YouTube creators
  21. Residential life parking
  22. International internship opportunities
  23. Buffalo chicken and bleu cheese
  24. Water
  25. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow

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 United States thousands of miles above the ground. The Earth is a pretty special place when we have the time to look around and appreciate it for what it is. 

No Expectations (#9)

Today was perfect. It was the first full day with my Uncle in LA and we did so much. Packing so much into one day has left me exhausted but grateful above all else.

Coming into this trip I had no idea what to expect. I thought this vacation was going to go one way and it has gone in a very different direction. I’m so happy with how my time has been spent here and none of it was planned this way.

To me, this emphasizes the need to live in the present. Let go of expectations of the future and the rigidity involved in making plans. Let life happen and go with the flow. Be grateful for each moment along the way and it won’t matter if your day is planned to the second or you just have an idea of what you’d like to do. Take a deep breath, and make the most of every moment.

This was the best way to start my 2018 and I hope you were able to do the same.

01.01.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Morning mediation
  2. Organic fruit and healthy food
  3. Funny stories and uncontrollable laughter
  4. Hidden restaurants and delicious food
  5. Unexpected hikes
  6. Family of all kinds
  7. The feeling after you brush your teeth
  8. Peanut butter
  9. Nights on the balcony watching the sun go down
  10. Drunk texts from my brother
  11. People who share their gratitude with me!
  12. Sunday mornings in bed
  13. The feeling after a finished to-do list
  14. Home-made Pizza
  15. The warmth of the sun on my skin and the beautiful weather in LA
  16. The stars and how they connect us all
  17. Five Guys Burgers
  18. Nature and the great outdoors
  19. People with kind and gentle hearts
  20. Neck pillows for flights across the country
  21. Sharing pictures and experiences
  22. Harry Potter Movie Marathons
  23. Any kind of dessert
  24. People who give good hugs
  25. The promise of a new year and new opportunities