There Is Always Something To Be Thankful For

Developing an attitude of gratitude is the easiest way to catapult your happiness. One of the things that I’m most grateful for in my life is my collection of gratitude journals- referring back is the perfect reminder of the abundance this beautiful universe offers. These pages have an incredible power to lift my spirits in seconds.

Challenge: For the next 31 days, write down 3 things that you are grateful for.

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

Directions

1. Physically write the 3 things that you are grateful for down on paper with pen

  • accountability & reinforcement
  • brain dump to clear your mind

2. Try to stay consistent with 3 things each day

  • instead of doing six entries on one day, to compensate for a missed day
  • doing so will help build this ritual into your routine
  • if you skip a day, don’t beat yourself up about it, just get back on track 😉

3. At the end of the month, take a few minutes to reflect

  • did you make it all 31 days? if you skipped a day, did you write six entries the following day?
  • is there a certain time that you set aside for this activity? do you enjoy starting your day off on the right foot with an attitude of gratitude, or find it more helpful to reflect before drifting off to sleep? 

My 31 Days of Gratitude – January 2016

Week 1

  1. good pens ⋅ dinner w.tommy at bartaco ⋅ walking to hyde park villageplanting-mums-lo-elizabeth
  2. fresh herbs from the garden ⋅ writing thank you notes ⋅ dancing until 3 am
  3. yoga ⋅ meditation ⋅ dinner with tommy at wine exchange
  4. susan, tom, nick, matt, & ava ⋅ mom & dad ⋅ andrew, abbe, & rupert
  5. sunshine ⋅ tampa bay ⋅ health
  6. rain (free car wash!) ⋅ living with an amazing chef ⋅ surprises
  7. hot showers ⋅ essential oils ⋅ fresh flowers

Week 2

  1. clean laundry ⋅ succulents ⋅ candles
  2. sleep ⋅ warm breezes ⋅ snail mail
  3. massages ⋅ long weekends ⋅ mr. penguin with t & adri
  4. thai with the girls ⋅ navigation ⋅ blueberries
  5. spending time with my girlfriends ⋅ smoothies ⋅ the universe
  6. walks on bayshore ⋅ love ⋅ random acts of kindness
  7. cozy blankets ⋅ lightning games ⋅ the ocean

Week 3

  1. honeygasparilla ⋅ community ⋅ brekkie with ali, anna & priya
  2. nashville with mom & diane ⋅ yoga workshops ⋅ good books
  3. having a safe home ⋅ long runs ⋅ coconut oil
  4. 5am bootcamp ⋅ honey ⋅ concerts
  5. jenna asked me to be her bridesmaid ⋅ brunch ⋅ music
  6. police officers, firefighters, & EMTs ⋅ hammocks ⋅ good advice
  7. seat belts ⋅ spending the day on the boat with tommy ⋅ fishing

Week 4

  1. sprinklers ⋅ paddle boarding ⋅ non-dairy ben & jerry’s
  2. america ⋅ fresh fruit ⋅ rollerblading with Rachel
  3. golden doodles ⋅nice pajamas ⋅ journaling
  4. spin class with liz ⋅ crab legs ⋅ beach day
  5. girls weekend in boston ⋅ farmer’s markets ⋅ charity
  6. teachers ⋅ the law of attraction ⋅ weddings
  7. volunteering at st. joe’s children’s hospital ⋅ health care ⋅ biking bayshore
  8. sailing ⋅ white water rafting ⋅ tommy’s family is staying with us for the week
  9. surfing ⋅ power naps ⋅  keeping in touch / catching up with old friends
  10. fresh air ⋅ wrapping gifts ⋅ seeing extended family