Unexpected Learning (#158)

05.30.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My parents
  2. Talking things out
  3. Unquestioning support
  4. Being home
  5. My health and well-being
  6. A quiet night
  7. My brother and sister
  8. The feeling of being home
  9. Calming music
  10. Getting things off my chest
  11. A second chance
  12. A little understanding
  13. A good audio book
  14. A clean room
  15. An organized schedule
  16. Tattoo reminders
  17. A clear night sky
  18. A good pen to write with
  19. Friendly faces
  20. My mental health tools
  21. Free counseling at BSU
  22. Nights at the train station
  23. Falling asleep to thunder storms
  24. My friends who read the blog
  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 my family. Feeling especially grateful for their love and support today. Picture was from last summer.

Celebrating Others (#142)

05.14.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Celebrating my Brother’s birthday tomorrow!
  2. Being home with my family
  3. Finally being done with my semester
  4. Time to get organized for Iceland
  5. My mom watching my cat this summer
  6. Swimming when the weather gets warm
  7. Watching NBA basketball with my brother
  8. Laughing with my mom
  9. Help packing up
  10. Popcorn and movies
  11. Singing in the car
  12. Good supervisors
  13. Change of all kinds
  14. My mother’s cooking
  15. Safe travels
  16. Refereeing Saturday mornings
  17. Peanut butter
  18. Sunsets over the water
  19. Good communication and talking things out
  20. Writing it down
  21. Speaking into my existence
  22. Catching up
  23. Trust and reliability
  24. A good team and hard work
  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 my best friend Melissa graduating! I wish I could be there but am forever grateful for my best friend. 

Let’s Keep It Going (#124)

List number 2 of the promised gratitude! This is kinda fun. Can you keep up?

04.26.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. New pens
  2. Good group members
  3. Honesty
  4. Good teachers and bad teachers
  5. Learning moments
  6. Clean air and the outdoors
  7. Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at BSU
  8. My peer Mentors
  9. Rainy days with my cat
  10. Songs you can shake your butt to
  11. People who inspire me
  12. Real Philly Cheesesteaks
  13. Coming home
  14. The sunshine
  15. Frank and Holly
  16. A handy box of tissues
  17. Popcorn, movies, and recliner seats
  18. Sharing gratitude
  19. Stepping outside my comfort zone
  20. My trust in the unknown
  21. Positivity! There isn’t enough of it in this world
  22. A few deep breaths
  23. Self-care
  24. Artistic expression
  25. 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.

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Featured image of the Universe all around us. Again, this picture is not my own but I can certainly appreciate the meaning behind it. 

A Couple Deep Breaths is a Good Place to Start (#67)

02.28.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Gratitude
  2. That all bad days come to an end
  3. Perspective
  4. A couple deep breaths
  5. Jess and Carley
  6. Nights I remember my dreams
  7. Meeting new people
  8. A life full of learning
  9. When I feel it in my bones
  10. The Boyden Steps
  11. Helen’s Tree
  12. Walks to Scott Hall
  13. Dancing under the stars
  14. Flying J’s Pizza by the lake
  15. Crimson memories
  16. My family, especially my mom today
  17. Friends from Ashland
  18. Tattoo stories
  19. The comfort of my bed
  20. Taco Tuesdays
  21. Growing up playing basketball with my dad in the driveway
  22. Sweaters on Christmas from my grandma every year
  23. Change
  24. Patience
  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 of the walk back from Tinsley. Missing the Bridgewater sky 🌌

Good Days and Great Days (#42)

For someone who struggles with mental health issues, I have heard I only have good days and great days. The good days are when things are going really well and life is easy. Great days are when you are dealing with hell and still manage to use your tools and find gratitude at the end of it.

Today was a great day.

02.03.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. A productive morning
  2. The new Ji Jutsu class I started going to
  3. UMass Dining, it’s so much better than BSU
  4. Pretty much everything else about BSU
  5. New friends and deep conversation
  6. Relaxing ambient music
  7. My grandma and grandpa
  8. Space and existing in this Universe
  9. My cat, Ned, who likes to use my laptop to rub his face
  10. Thick Milkshakes and Smoothies
  11. My dad bringing me to a cards tournament at Toys R Us when I was little
  12. My plants are growing!
  13. Weekend sales while shopping
  14. My parents taking my family to Patriots games
  15. My very warm and cozy covers
  16. Super Bowl Sunday
  17. Warmer weather
  18. Morning meditation and yoga
  19. Feeling sore after working hard
  20. Family roller coaster road trip
  21. Artistic people
  22. Lessons learned
  23. Harry Potter Weekend
  24. Vinyl Music
  25. Today

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 tide revealing the Earth beneath. This is one of my mom’s favorite beaches on the Cape. Family pictures this year were coordinated. 

Signs From The Universe (#36)

Sometimes it is undeniable. Something so clear out of your control is telling you to notice the signs. I don’t think we always have the awareness to know what these signs mean but they are there.

01.28.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Places I’ve been
  2. Healthy eating
  3. The weekend
  4. Clean water
  5. My family
  6. Coming home
  7. My peer mentors
  8. My cat, Ned
  9. Time for myself
  10. Finding new music
  11. Handwritten notes and letters
  12. When my mom would make my siblings and me pancakes
  13. Nights together
  14. Morning meditation
  15. Signs from the Universe
  16. Long runs
  17. Contagious smiles
  18. New opportunities
  19. People who inspire through hard work
  20. A summer doing Crossfit
  21. A good night’s rest
  22. Friends who got me here
  23. The tough days that make the good days better
  24. Peanut butter
  25. Today!

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 from my hike to Judas Tree National Park. Missing the great outdoors and the sun as it continues to be cold and gray here in MA. 

Just Gotta Go (#30)

Don’t let anything hold you back from your grand adventure. It’s time and you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.

01.22.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Finished applications
  2. New blinds for my apartment
  3. Indian Food
  4. No social media
  5. Time in LA with my Uncle
  6. Water
  7. Nice weather
  8. A good stretch
  9. Another first day of classes
  10. Empty sink and a clean apartment
  11. Secret spoons for ice cream
  12. Theater class in Middle School
  13. My family
  14. Half days on Wednesdays
  15. Runs before school to the train station
  16. Love
  17. Soft cookies
  18. NFL Football
  19. Fan theories about my favorite TV shows
  20. Trips to Daybreak Burger
  21. Sleep
  22. My friends from BSU
  23. A couple deep breaths
  24. This blog
  25. Today and this 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.

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Featured image of a woman warrior ready to take on the mountain. The blue sky and the deep emerald trees stand no match. All pictures are my own.