Weather Your Storm (#214)

Suffering is part of life. We all experience and endure hardship in one form or another. Even after a hard day at the office, a fight with a loved one, life isn’t forever perfect after we fix it. The storm will come and go as will the challenges in our lives.

We can use gratitude to weather that storm, to remain resilient and hold true to our deepest morals and values. We can be grateful for the tools we have and the support present in our lives. We can be grateful for the opportunity to grow and learn. And we can use gratitude to remind us of the importance of our breath. For with each one we are one step closer to overcoming adversity.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Feeling heard
  2. Old Disney movies
  3. Catching the sunset
  4. Sharing love
  5. A clear sky and a full moon
  6. Cereal snacks after school
  7. Making dinner together with Eric
  8. Collaborative playlists
  9. My Peer Mentors at UMass
  10. A productive morning at work
  11. Fresh fruit and vegetables
  12. My Patriots hat I wear every day
  13. When things go well
  14. Old friends from home
  15. Understanding and patience
  16. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved! I would love your donation 🙂
  17. Trying new things
  18. Nights spent sleeping next to my cat
  19.  Safe travels
  20. Instrumentals I can journal to
  21. Waking up feeling refreshed
  22. Texts from home
  23. An empty email inbox
  24. Warm socks in the winter
  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 Scotland’s Highlands. I would love to come back and camp out here. The mountains were unreal and the weather seemed perfect for the occasion. 

Speak It Into Your Existence (#156)

How many thoughts do you think you have in a single day?

How many of them are positive and encouraging? How many of them do you tell yourself that you are capable and loved?

There’s a lot to be grateful for but I think that all starts with the self-talk that goes on in our heads. It stems from our routines and our habits. It extends to our relationships and communication. Be the person you want others to be for you. Be kind. Be honest. It starts with us. We have that power. Let’s use it for good.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Funny stories and fond memories
  2. New friends
  3. Time outside
  4. Delicious food
  5. Lessons learned from sports
  6. My supervisor, Adam
  7. Unquestioning support
  8. Time to organize my music
  9. Starting work tomorrow!
  10. Sharing gratitude
  11. Talking things out
  12. Inspiration
  13. Interesting Netflix Documentaries
  14. Creators
  15. Checking in
  16. When it’s honest and from the heart
  17. Coaches, mentors, and role models
  18. My dad, for so many years of love and support
  19. The power of music
  20. A little help and direction
  21. A new belief
  22. Time to breath
  23. A hot shower
  24. Pleasent surprises
  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 me in New York after my first day at Swift Kick. I thought it only appropriate to highlight how change and new beginnings can bring so much learning and growth into our lives. As I start a new chapter tomorrow, I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the support that’s helped me get here.