A friend of mine called me and left me a voicemail saying how he was admiring the alpenglow and thinking of me while being grateful for the beauty.
I am grateful for gratitude spreading!
During my work out yesterday, the coach turned up the music theoretically to inspire me. And I thought: I hate this music. And I remembered one of my friends telling me she hated accounting just before her accounting exam. I had told her that saying such things are not helping. So I listen to my own advice and told myself: I love this music. I noticed later that after repeating that a couple of times, I did not notice the music for the rest of the work out….
Maybe I was breathing too hard to hear it or changing what I told myself made a difference. Either way, I am grateful for remembering to change what I tell myself.
I made a new year resolution last year: to care for my body to be a healthy 80 year old. Today, part of this resolution is to move my body more. So I had my first Crossfit orientation work out. So far so good. I even noticed the endorphins kick in after.
I am grateful for my body and being able to learn more about moving it.
I am grateful for pinks and blues in the sky at sunset.
When I have trouble feeling grateful inside, I go back to something I did before: making a written list of one hundred things I am grateful for in my head. After a bit it does change how I feel inside. Since my list is not just one thing short and easy to share, here is an inspiring Gratitude article:
13 Things I’ve Learned Writing 1,024 Gratitude Lists
I am grateful for sitting by the fireplace, a visit with a friend that I had not seen for a long time and noticing and admiring the full moon.
Something strange happened today: I suddenly had energy to clean out my paper drawer. I pulled out stuff from 4 years ago. My personal rule is once a year, but apparently I had slipped!
I am grateful for the sudden motivation!
I am grateful for my feet. I heard today that they are 26 bones in the feet and they all have purpose. Some bones work so hard that they have 4 joints. This is so magical!
The days are getting longer. How awesome is that?
This morning, I went to the chiropractor and I got a gift: a glass insulated bottle that says “Living on purpose”! I am grateful for my awesome chiropractor!
I found a note I wrote down a while back from a book, The Strangest Secret, that suggested to look at life as holidays on Earth. When you look at what you are doing as part of your holidays on Earth, it changes the mood of things.
I am grateful for seeing things under a different angle.