Being Open To Change (#215)


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Free pizza for lunch
  2. Handwritten notes and letters
  3. Mental health counseling
  4. Summer jijutsu lessons
  5. New music from Reddit
  6. After school cartoons
  7. Game of Thrones Sundays
  8. Swimming in the Rez
  9. Personal growth
  10. Saturday morning Liverpool matches
  11. Carpools to classes
  12. Supportive communities of people
  13. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved! Thank you to those who have already donated and helped out, it means the world.

  14. Summers as a camp counselor
  15. The change of seasons
  16. The smell of the ocean
  17. Peanut butter sandwiches and celery
  18. Time at the gym
  19. Long walk and going for runs with my mom
  20. First responders and those that give their lives to helping people
  21. A couple of deep breaths and patient reminders
  22. The promise of a new day
  23. Talking things out
  24. Change
  25. The precious present, 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 from Scotland. The beautiful landscape is something I hope to be able to revisit. Grateful for my time there. 

My Clean Water Project (#205)

In 2017 I had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and it changed my life. I saw first-hand people living in poverty without access to such a basic need, clean water. Traveling with a group of college students, we built a handful of bio-sand filters in collaboration with Water For Cambodia. I know from experience how just a few dollars can make such a huge impact.

This has influenced my perspective on life and my appreciation for gratitude.

Many people around the world don’t have the luxury of clean water. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community being helped. Donating to my Water Project means a better quality of life for a real community of people. I have 77 days to hit my goal, let’s help change the world together.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  2. Good teamwork
  3. Perspective
  4. Honesty
  5. New music
  6. A little understanding
  7. Supportive people
  8. Singing in the car with the windows down
  9. Mentors and teachers
  10. Passionate people
  11. Healing
  12. A hot shower
  13. Old Man Basketball on Wednesdays
  14. Listening to vinyl with my parents
  15. Friendly pets
  16. Working Orientation in the summer
  17. Time to journal
  18. Spontaneity
  19. Time to get organized
  20. The smell of the ocean
  21. Sharing laughter
  22. My family
  23. An empty email box
  24. Time at the gym
  25. The precious 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 the Water For Cambodia team. A small group of caring individuals can change the world and these are the people to do it.