Getting Back In A Groove (#204)

Traveling to Scotland was amazing but I’m glad to be back in England. With the time I have left at Essex, it’s my goal to make the most of it in every way possible. I’m happy I’m here and after everything this summer, I’m grateful to be exactly where I am.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Catching up on sleep
  2. Clean water
  3. Sharing pictures
  4. Morning cartoons
  5. Local cartoons
  6. The warmth of the sun
  7. Safe travels
  8. Teamwork
  9. Creative people
  10. Walks through an empty campus
  11. Summer beach music
  12. My family
  13. A couple of deep breaths
  14. Time to journal
  15. Cereal snacks
  16. Lawn games
  17. Home cooked meals
  18. Gratitude
  19. The smell of the ocean
  20. Watching the Pats on Sundays
  21. Good teachers
  22. Working at the Food Bank with Bryan
  23. Learning new things
  24. Change
  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 Loch Ness. So many cool moments after exploring the Scottish highlands. It was a great day with so many moments to appreciate. 

Whatever It Takes (#125)

I am far from perfect. VERY VERY FAR (lol).

Something I know I do well is adapt. I am as hard working as they come and when I set a goal for myself or make a promise to another person, there’s nothing I won’t do to help make it happen. I can be resourceful, quick thinking, and futuristic. These may be skills I learned or maybe it’s something that has come easily to me. Whatever it is, I’m grateful.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Clean water
  2. Double sided tape
  3. Making new friends
  4. A new Patriots season
  5. Fellow cat owners
  6. Purpose
  7. Light night ice cream runs
  8. Trust
  9. FIFA tournaments
  10. My family
  11. Meditation
  12. My education
  13. Staff bonding
  14. Back massages
  15. Patience
  16. Fellow gratitude bloggers
  17. My dad’s failed attempts at humor
  18. The summer months
  19. Good leadership
  20. My process and my growth
  21. The ocean breeze and the permanence of the tide
  22. A good book and time to read
  23. Determination
  24. Kept promises
  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 a peaceful landscape. Again, not my own photograph. Looks like somewhere I would want to travel to! 

A Great Story (#43)

Just like a classic novel, life is full of twists and turns, highs and lows. I think gratitude helps us find ourselves right in the middle, perfectly balanced. Live a great story and be unafraid of what stands in your way.


Today I’m grateful for…

  1. An incredible season by the New England Patriots. They lost to a really talented Eagles team they earned that win. Excited for next season!
  2. Time with my best friend Bryan
  3. The change that comes with rain
  4. Signs from the Universe
  5. Love in all forms
  6. What patience brings
  7. This life and the lessons I’ve learned
  8. Reflection and journaling
  9. The clarity that comes from running or a good work out
  10. The healing that comes with change
  11. My chance to speak at commencement
  12. Good jellybeans
  13. The solitude of the beach in the winter
  14. Getting to pick the movie on family movie night
  15. Seeing my cat after a long day
  16. Nights delivering pizza in high school
  17. Promises kept
  18. Kind people
  19. Unlimited breadsticks at Olive Garden, what a great deal
  20. A sick guitar solo
  21. The safety of my bed and my space
  22. Those Tide commercials during the Super Bowl, hilarious stuff
  23. Anytime the ice cream truck came by and my parents had enough cash for me to get something
  24. My time in Cambodia
  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.

Featured image of the sun shining leaving Gillette stadium. The Patriots will always be more than just a football team for me. Lots of important memories as I’ve grown up watching that team. Even after some of the darkest days, the sun continues to shine.