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Gratitude 

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
People always post about how they are ‘so thankful’, ‘so grateful’, ‘so blessed’, etc., but are they really? Or are we just saying it and not mentally checking within and spending the time to truly BE THANKFUL for what we have in our life? 

I am going to get a little personal. I had a breakdown this morning. Luckily my kids were not around to witness it. I just broke down and sobbed on my floor. I tried to figure out why I am feeling this way. I sat down and did some reflecting. I also did some meditating on my new Headspace App I mentioned in my previous post. Today’s session was about stop trying to push things into happening, just stop trying and it will happen. There were examples like – if you are trying too hard to fall asleep and trying to get comfortable you cannot, but at some point you drift away when you are not thinking about it. 

I then was flashed back to a time a few months ago when the word “Gratitude” was staring me in the face quite often. I would see it in an e-mail, I would see it on a social media post, but I never stopped to think it meant anything to me. Today I dug more into the word Gratitude and what it means. It made me realize that I need to practice this more. I always try to focus on the next “best thing”. I need to stop and live in the moment, and enjoy what I have. Just live and BE. 

I felt pulled to share this with you this morning. I hope you have a great day!

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Hello…Is this thing on?

Good afternoon! (Well, depending on where you are.)

I am a dreamer. I daydream about all sorts of ideas, and things I tell myself I am going to do. Then I keep those daydreams locked up in my head and never bring them out to play. Today, however, I decided to start something new. I feel this blog will also be therapeutic for me, as it has been so long since I have been able to so freely write. In a sense I guess I had “writer’s block”. Can that even last over a year long?

Saturday evening I began reading “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. I have read 14 chapters of the 35 so far. I have found my self pulled into the story, and compelled to continue reading as I uncover bits and pieces from Alice’s decade memory gap. It is actually the reason I was up too late last night, and had trouble getting up for work this morning (whoops). Am I the only one who get’s so into a story that I think about it absent-minded throughout the day anxious to get back to it? I would like to have it complete by the weekend, as I have already picked out my next book I will read. This morning I actually made a list of books that I would like to read this year. So I am excited to get this thing going! I am new to this site, so I am still learning how to use it….

Until next time!